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QUANTITY - Humanities

Field label
Field mnemonic
Field name
  • Quantity
  • Nombre d'objets
Field definition
This field records the number of objects described in the document, and is expressed only as an integer (whole number). In the case of a portfolio or set that has a separate record for each object, the quantity field reflects the object rather than the full set, enabling a count of the number of objects in the collection.
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 an integer (whole number) only. If the document contains data for only one item, enter "1". In the case of a portfolio with separate records for each item, ensure that the quantity field reflects the item rather than the full set. If quantity is unknown or imprecise, do not enter this field and enter comments in the Cataloguer Remarks field (CREM).
Cataloguers rules
See also, Cataloguer Remarks (CREM).
Data type
  • 2
  • 70
  • 249
  • 2
  • 70
  • 249
  • Multidiscipline
  • History Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts Task Force
Field label (French)
Field mnemonic (French)

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