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INSCRIPTION - Humanities

Field label
INSCRIPTION
Field mnemonic
NTRLT
Field name
  • Inscription
  • Translitération de l'inscription
Field definition
This field contains the inscription or transliteration of the inscription found on the object. An inscription consists of the actual words in the original language and script on the object. A transliteration is the corresponding English or French.
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DESCRIPTIVE 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.
Entry rules
Enter the inscriptions, or transliteration of the inscriptions, separated by space hyphen space.
Cataloguers rules
The inscription is the actual words or letters on the item, and the transliteration is the changing of the actual to the corresponding words or letters of the English/French alphabet. For example, an inscription might be in Inuktitut and changed from syllabics to Roman script. See also, Inscription Translation (NTRLA), Inscription Method (NTRMT) and Marks/Labels (MKSL).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • Non vilescit piscis et hospes
  • Vierge Marie
  • dedicated to my father's memory, John Edwards, 1945
  • bawdeog-a foot of my brother's toes
  • AM-pour Ave Maria
  • EX COLLEG SOC JESU QUEB.
  • Dedicated to my father's memory, John Edwards, 1945
  • Samstag Abend no 70
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Source
  • History Task Force
  • Ethnology extra Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts Task Force
Field label (French)
TRANSLITÉRATION DE L'INSCRIPTION
Field mnemonic (French)
TRANIN

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