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CAPACITY MEASUREMENT UNIT - Humanities

Field label
CAPACITY MEASUREMENT UNIT
Field mnemonic
CAPU
Field name
  • Capacity Measurement Unit
  • Unité de capacité de mesure
Field definition
This field contains the unit used for measuring the action of the object. The unit may be for measuring power, voltage, pressure, extension, electrical charge, volume, etc.
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. This field was added to Artefacts Canada in 2009 as a result of a recommendation by the CHIN Standards Working Groups.
Entry rules
Avoid using a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add symbols for units of measurement as necessary.
Cataloguers rules
This field is used in conjunction with the Minimum Capacity (CAPMIN) and Maximum Capacity (CAPMAX) fields.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • kg
  • kPa
  • g
  • °F
  • °C
  • kg
  • kPa
  • g
  • °F
  • °C
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Source
  • SOCIÉTÉ DES MUSÉES QUÉBÉCOIS, Documenting Your Collections: Info-Muse Network Documentation Guide, Montréal, by Françoise Simard and France Desmarais, "Caring for Your Collections" series, 2nd ed., 2002, page 64.
Field label (French)
UNITÉ DE CAPACITÉ DE MESURE
Field mnemonic (French)
CAPU

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