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NUMERIC SIZE - Humanities

Field label
NUMERIC SIZE
Field mnemonic
SZN
Field name
  • Numeric Size
  • Taille numérique
Field definition
This field contains the maker's or manufacturer's assigned numeric size or the standard commercial numeric size of the object.
Heading
DIMENSION FIELDS
Comments
NOTE: This field has NOT been updated as part of the May 2010 Data Dictionary update. Priority for the Data Dictionary update was given to those fields that are required or strongly recommended for Artefacts Canada contribution. The Entry Rules for this field will be updated at a later date.
Entry rules
Enter a single numeric size. A non-numeric size should either be translated into a pure numeric entry or entered in the Other Size field (SZO), eg. six and one-half must be entered as "6.5", not 6 1/2. Attributed data should be followed by space "?".
Cataloguers rules
If the size has a unit or description, use the Other Size field (SZO).
Data type
real number
Examples
  • 8
  • 42
  • 12 ?
  • 6.5
  • 8
  • 42
  • 12 ?
  • 1.5
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Field label (French)
TAILLE NUMERIQUE
Field mnemonic (French)
TAI

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