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Field label
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Field name
  • Events, Places, People
  • Événements, lieux, personnes
Field definition
This field contains information on various aspects associated with the history of the object. Use this field to enter the names of events, places and people associated with the object.
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
Enter the full name of the event, place or person; do not use abbreviations. For a person, enter the family name, comma, space and first name. Initials should be followed by periods. Periods and commas should be followed by a space, unless they are followed by other punctuation. If a person has an honorific title, enter his or her family name, comma, space, first name, comma, space and the title. A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
Do not confuse the Events, places, people field with the Narrative field. The Event, places, people field contains the names of event, places and people significant to the history of the object. The Narrative field contains comments, anecdotes and contextual information on the object.
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alpha-numeric string
  • Sainte-Victoire church
  • Quebec Winter Carnival
  • Second World War
  • Richard, Maurice
  • MacDonald, Georges L.
  • Église Sainte-Victoire
  • Carnaval de Québec
  • Deuxième Guerre mondiale
  • Richard, Maurice
  • MacDonald, Georges L.
  • Multidiscipline
  • SOCIÉTÉ DES MUSÉES QUÉBÉCOIS, Documenting Your Collections: Info-Muse Network Documentation Guide, Montréal, by Françoise Simard and France Desmarais.
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