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HISTORY OF USE - Humanities

Field label
HISTORY OF USE
Field mnemonic
HU
Field name
  • History of Use
  • Fonctions
Field definition
This field describes the original and subsequent use made of the object, as assessed by an authority such as a curator, archaeologist or ethnologist.
Status
Strongly recommended for uploading to Artefacts Canada.
Heading
DESCRIPTIVE 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 the history of use, from the original use to the most recent use. Enter information not already fully described in other fields. Use natural word order. Use complete sentences. Use sentence case and capitalize proper names. Avoid abbreviations. Write the History of Use in the language of the catalogue record. Use diacritics as appropriate. All information that is in the History of Use and is required for retrieval should also be indexed in appropriate fields elsewhere in the record.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Modification Through Use (MTU) and Location of Retouch (RET).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • This oil drum was used as a bush camp stove.
  • This costume was worn by men when dancing.
  • Bathtub converted into a cattle trough
  • Baril de pétrole converti en poêle dans un chantier de drave.
  • Costume porté par des hommes pour des cérémonies de danse.
  • Baignoire convertie en auge à bétail.
Discipline
  • History
  • Ethnology
Source
  • History Task Force
  • Ethnology 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 247-251. Website: http://www.vraweb.org/ccoweb/cco/about.html (accessed 2013-10-28).
Field label (French)
FONCTIONS
Field mnemonic (French)
FON

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