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UNIT-WEIGHT - Humanities

Field label
UNIT-WEIGHT
Field mnemonic
UNW
Field name
  • Unit Weight
  • Unité de mesure de poids
Field definition
This field indicates the unit of weight recorded in conjunction with the Weight field.
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 the internationally accepted abbreviation for the unit of weight. For units of measurement, the accepted practice is to enter Imperial abbreviations followed by a period and metric codes without a period.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Weight (WT).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • oz.
  • g
  • kg
  • on
  • g
  • kg
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
  • History Task Force
  • Ethnology Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts Task Force
Field label (French)
UNITE DE MESURE DE POIDS
Field mnemonic (French)
UNP

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