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SUPPORT - Humanities
- Field label
- Field mnemonic
- Field name
- Field definition
- This field lists, starting with the primary support, the support material used for a two-dimensional object such as a painting, print or photograph.
- Strongly recommended for uploading to Artefacts Canada. Required field for uploading to Artefacts Canada for data contributed to Artefacts Canada as part of a CHIN-funded project (e.g. VMC) where applicable for the object.
- DESCRIPTIVE FIELDS
- 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 primary support first. Multiple entries are allowed. Terms should be singular nouns, except where singlular is inappropriate. Terms should be as specific as possible. Do not use abbreviations. Use lowercase except where the material is distinguished by a proper noun, or is known by its brand name, such as FormicaTM. Do not use brand names unless the material is known exclusively or primarily by that term. Use terminology in the language of the catalogue record. Include the appropriate diacritical marks. Use natural word order. Uncertain data should be followed by space and "?".
- Cataloguers rules
- This field must be used in conjunction with the Medium field (MED), which will contain the material applied to this support. A three-dimensional item such as a sculpture, historical object or ethnographic artifact should use the Material (MA) and Technique (MT) fields. See also, Medium (MED), Material (MA), and Technique (MT).
- Data type
- alpha-numeric string
- pine panel
- Masonite mounted on steel
- panneau de pin ?
- fibre de verre
- Masonite monté sur acier
- papier collé sur carton
- Authority list
- • Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT). J. Paul Getty Trust. Website: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat (accessed 2010-03-05). The Materials Facet is especially relevant for this field • Ewing, Calum. 1992. Standards for the Use of the Material, Technique and Related Fields in the CHIN Humanities Databases. Ottawa, Canadian Heritage Information Network. • Ministère de la culture et de la communication de France, Base de données Joconde, Vocabulaires scientifiques pour la description des collections. Website: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/partenaires/AIDEMUSEES/telechargement.htm (accessed 2010-03-05). List technique – matériaux is the most relevant for this field. • British Museum Materials Thesaurus. Website: http://www.mda.org.uk/bmmat/matintro.htm (accessed 2010-03-05).
- User's Conference 1983
- 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 121-134. Website: http://www.vraweb.org/ccoweb/cco/about.html (accessed 2013-10-28).
- Field label (French)
- Field mnemonic (French)
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