Parks DVD Content Now Available in Nomenclature App
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 web application was launched. It contains the complete Nomenclature 4.0, the harmonized vocabulary from the Parks DVD and new French equivalents. Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging has now replaced the Parks DVD.
Parks DVD users who transition to Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging will find a very similar classification system and most of the same terms. However, some terms have been changed, moved or removed, and there are slight differences in a few of the classifications. The following can help with the transition:
- Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging includes the ID numbers from the Parks DVD for terms and classifications, and these numbers are searchable. Use these numbers to locate Parks terms within the new system.
- CHIN has prepared the web resource User guidelines for the transition from the Parks Canada classification system to Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging.
- CHIN has kept the original files from the Parks DVD, as archived in 2016, in Excel format. They are available upon request.