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DEPTH - Humanities

Field label
DEPTH
Field mnemonic
DP
Field name
  • Depth
  • Profondeur totale
Field definition
This field contains the measurement of the overall depth or the internal depth of a hollow object. If the object is irregular, the measurement represents the greatest depth including all component parts. Depth is one of the horizontal dimensions of an object.
Status
Strongly recommended for uploading to Artefacts Canada. At least one of the dimensions fields is required for data contributed to Artefacts Canada as part of a CHIN-funded project (e.g. VMC).
Heading
DIMENSION 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 a single dimension measurement, expressed as numerics only. Do not use multiple entries. For objects with a main side, the depth is the maximum dimension measured from front to back, along a real or imaginary horizontal line. The width then refers to the other horizontal dimension, measured from left to right. For objects with no main side, use the length and not the depth to designate the larger horizontal dimension. Express measurements for a primarily two-dimensional work, such as a drawing or painting, as height by width. Express measurements for a three-dimensional work, such as a sculpture or piece of furniture, as height by width by depth.
Cataloguers rules
Comments about partial or questionable measurements should be noted in the Dimension Remarks field (DIREM). See also, Unit Linear (UNL).
Data type
real number
Examples
  • 5.5
  • 30
  • 70.45
  • 5,5
  • 30
  • 70.45
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Source
  • Ethnology Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts 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 109-120. Website: http://www.vraweb.org/ccoweb/cco/about.html (accessed 2013-10-28).
  • Société des Musées Québécois, How to measure objects? In Documenting Your Collections: Info-Muse Network Documentation Guide. Website: http://www.musees.qc.ca/publicsspec/guidesel/doccoll/en/measure/index.htm (accessed 2010-03-05).
Field label (French)
PROFONDEUR
Field mnemonic (French)
PROF

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