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ORIGIN-PROVINCE - Humanities

Field label
ORIGIN-PROVINCE
Field mnemonic
ORPR
Field name
  • Originating Province/Territory/State
  • Province d'origine
Field definition
This field contains the name of the province, territory, state, Swiss canton, French department, Japanese islands or other equivalent place where the object originated.
Status
Strongly recommended for uploading to Artefacts Canada.
Heading
ORIGIN/USE 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 name in full; avoid abbreviations. Multiple entries are allowed. Capitalize proper names. If the preferred name includes an article or preposition (such as los, il, de, des, della, la or l’), use lowercase. If the article or preposition is the first element in the name, however, spell it with an initial capital letter. Record the name in the language of the catalogue record. If there is no name in the language of the catalogue record, use the local (vernacular) name for the place. Use diacritics as appropriate. Do not invert the name; use natural word order. Uncertain data should be followed by space and "?".
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • Manitoba
  • Northwest Territories
  • Alberta
  • California ?
  • Manitoba
  • Territoires du Nord-Ouest
  • Alberta
  • Californie ?
Authority list
value • Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN). J. Paul Getty Trust. Website: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/tgn (accessed 2010-03-05). • Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB). Website: http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php (accessed 2010-03-05).
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) 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 190-191 and 317-319. Website: http://www.vraweb.org/ccoweb/cco/about.html (accessed 2013-10-28).
Field label (French)
PROVINCE D'ORIGINE
Field mnemonic (French)
PROR

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