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USE-COUNTRY - Humanities

Field label
USE-COUNTRY
Field mnemonic
UCRY
Field name
  • Use Country
  • Pays d'utilisation
Field definition
This field contains the name of the country where the object was used. Places that are the equivalent of a country may also be included, such as some islands or states within a political union.
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 of the country 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. The names of former colonies and countries with or without new borders may change, and should be entered by current name, semicolon, and former name in use. Uncertain data should be followed by space and "?".
Cataloguers rules
See also, Origin-Country (ORCRY).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • Scotland
  • Canary Islands
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Trinidad and Tobago ?
  • Zambia
  • Northern Rhodesia
  • Écosse
  • Îles Canaries ?
  • Canada
  • Etats-Unis d’Amérique
  • Trinité-et-Tobago ?
  • Zambie
  • Rhodésie du Nord
Authority list
• 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
  • History
  • Ethnology
Source
  • 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)
PAYS D'UTILISATION
Field mnemonic (French)
PYU

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