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SUB-CATEGORY - Humanities

Field label
SUB-CATEGORY
Field mnemonic
SCAT
Field name
  • Sub-category
  • Sous-catégorie de l'objet
Field definition
This field contains the second level of classification for the object. This would correspond with the “Sub-category” level within the Parks, InfoMuse, and Chenhall classification systems.
Status
Strongly recommended for uploading to Artefacts Canada.
Heading
IDENTIFICATION FIELDS
Comments
Edits were made to this field in May 2010. Data entry rules were made more precise, and harmonized with those recommended in Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images. By Murtha Baca, Patricia Harpring, Elisa Lanzi, Linda McRae, and Ann Whiteside. Visual Resources Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006. Website: http://www.vrafoundation.org/ccoweb/index.htm (accessed 2010-03-05).
Entry rules
Enter the second level of classification. Multiple entries are allowed. Follow precisely the headings of the classification system you are using. Use of an established classification system is encouraged, but if you are developing your own categories, use the singular form where the term refers to a broad type. Uncertain data should be followed by space and "?". If possible, do not duplicate any term used in Object Name or Object Type fields; select a term that categorizes the object more broadly than the term used in Object Name and Object Type.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Classification (CLSN) and Category (CTGY).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • original art
  • Toilet article
  • Ceremonial Artifact
  • Industrial design
  • Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  • Furniture
  • Accessoire de toilette
  • Objet de cérémonie
  • Design industriel
  • O&É, traitement des aliments
  • Mobilier
Authority list
• The Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging: A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. Altamira Press, 1995. • Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging: Third Edition of Robert G. Chenhall’s System for Classifying Man Made Objects. American Association for State and Local History Nomenclature Committee, 2010. • Parks Canada Classification System for Historical Collections, 1992. • Parks Canada. Look and Learn: Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects Website: http://www.pro.rcip-chin.gc.ca/bd-dl/dvp-pvd-eng.jsp (accessed 2010-03-05). • Société des Musées Québécois, The Info-Muse classification system for ethnology, history and historical archaeology museums. In Documenting Your Collections: Info-Muse Network Documentation Guide. Website: http://www.smq.qc.ca/publicsspec/guidesel/doccoll/en/classificationethno/index.htm (accessed 2010-03-05) • Société des Musées Québécois, The Info-Muse classification system for fine arts and decorative arts museums. In Documenting Your Collections: Info-Muse Network Documentation Guide. Website: http://www.smq.qc.ca/publicsspec/guidesel/doccoll/en/classificationarts/index.htm (accessed 2010-03-05).
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Source
  • History Task Force
  • Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images. By Murtha Baca, Patricia Harpring, Elisa Lanzi, Linda McRae, and Ann Whiteside. Visual Resources Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006. Pages 238-239. Website: http://www.vraweb.org/ccoweb/cco/about.html (accessed 2013-10-28).
Field label (French)
SOUS-CATÉGORIE DE L'OBJET
Field mnemonic (French)
SCOB

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