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SUPPORT UNIT - Humanities

Field label
SUPPORT UNIT
Field mnemonic
SUNL
Field name
  • Support Unit Linear
  • Unité de mesure linéaire du support
Field definition
This field indicates the unit of linear measure to be applied to any data contained in the Support Dimension fields (SHT, SWI, SDP, and SDIA).
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 linear measurement used in conjunction with the support dimensions. 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, Support Height (SHT), Support Width (SWI), Support Depth/Thickness (SDP) and Support Diameter (SDIA).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • cm
  • in.
  • ft.
  • m
  • cm
  • po
  • mm
Discipline
  • Art
Field label (French)
UNITE DE MESURE DU SUPPORT
Field mnemonic (French)
UNLS

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