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The Spectrum 5.0 Standard is Now Available in French

October 2019

Spectrum is a British standard for collections management. Museums all over the world use the standard, whether for daily activities, such as moving objects and updating location records, or for occasional activities, such as updating insurance coverage. Thanks to a

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Parks DVD Content Now Available in Nomenclature App

August 2019

The Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects (Parks DVD) website was decommissioned in August 2019. The content of the Parks DVD was harmonized with Nomenclature 4.0 for Museum Cataloging in 2017. In 2018, the Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging

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New Bilingual Nomenclature Is Now Online

November 2018

Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging is a standard for classifying and naming objects in cultural collections. For over 40 years, the print version has been used by museums and heritage organizations. The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), Parks Canada and the

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Terminology Sources for Consistent Museum Cataloguing

July 2018

Collections Trust, the UK-based organization helping museums to capture and share information on their collections, is seeking assistance from the Canadian museum community.

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Nomenclature: A New Online Resource for Museum Catalogers

February 2018

The Nomenclature Task Force of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and Parks Canada have collaborated to produce a new bilingual, illustrated online version of Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging! Coming in fall of 2018, this resource will offer free access to search and browse Nomenclature in English or French.

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Harmonization of Nomenclature 4.0 and Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects

August 2017

The Canadian Heritage Information Network, Parks Canada and the American Association for State and Local History have agreed to harmonize the following two standards: Nomenclature 4.0 for Museum Cataloging and Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects.

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CHIN Newsletter Suspended

May 2017

As you may already know, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) has undergone numerous changes over the last few years.

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