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     Object number   A unique number identifying the object or
                     specimens, including any separated parts.

     Object Name     A description of the form, function or
                     type of object.

 
Phase

   A textual expression of the age or developmental phase of a natural
   science specimen.


Age qualifier

   A qualification of the statement of the Age of a natural science
   specimen.


Age unit

   The unit of measurement used to describe the Age of a natural science
   specimen.


Age

   The numeric age of a natural science specimen when it died. Use Age
   unit to describe the unit of measurement used and Age qualifier to
   qualify the information. Use Phase for a textual description of Age .

Colour

   The colour of the object.


Object component description

   The description of an Object component within the scope of the Unit of
   information identified in Object component information


Object component information

   The unit of information describing an Object component name.


Object component name

   The non-separable part or component of an object which is being described.


Content - activity

   An activity depicted in or described by an object.


Content - concept

   A concept depicted in or described by an object.


Content - date

   A date depicted in or described by an object


Content - description

   A general description of a depiction in an object, or description of
   an object without making interpretation. (Use Brief description and
   Physical description to describe the object's other features.)


Content - event name

   An event depicted in or described by an object.


Content - event name type

   A term describing the nature of the Content - event name.


Content - note

   Additional information about the object's content which has not been
   recorded elsewhere using controlled terminology.

Content note

   A description of the representational or information content of an
   object. This may include descriptions of the content of all audio and
   visual works.


Content - object

   An object depicted in or described by another object.


Content - object type

   A term describing the nature of the Content - object.


Content - organisation

   The Organisation depicted in or described in an object.


Content - people

   A People depicted in or described by an object.


Content - person

   A Person depicted in or described by an object.


Content - place

   A Place depicted in or described by an object.


Content - position

   The position on the object of a depiction or description.


Dimension value date

   The date on which the Dimension value was recorded.


Dimension

   The aspect of a part or component of an object being measured.


Dimension measured part

   The part of the object measured.


Dimension value qualifier

   The measurement of statistical deviation given for a dimension. If
   left blank, the assumption is that the Dimension accuracy recorded is
   thought to be correct. Do not use capitalisation or punctuation.


Dimension measurement unit

   The unit of measurement used when measuring a Dimension.


Dimension value

   The numeric value of the measurement of a Dimension.


Form

   The method used to mount or preserve a specimen.


Sex

   The gender of an animal specimen.


Inscription content

   The text inscribed as part of the decoration or construction of an
   object recorded in the original language.


Inscription date

   The date on which an inscription was made.


Inscription description

   A description of non-textual marks inscribed on an object.


Inscriber

   The People , Person or Organisation responsible for inscribing an
   object.


Inscription interpretation

   The interpretation of an inscription or mark on an object.


Inscription language

   The language used in a textual inscription on an object.


Inscription method

   The method used to inscribe a mark or text on an object.


Inscription position

   A term describing the position of an inscription on an object.


Inscription script

   The script used in a textual inscription on an object.


Inscription translation

   A translation into the institution's first language of a textual
   inscription on an object.


Inscription transliteration

   The transliteration of a textual inscription on an object.


Inscription type

   The form or function of the inscription.


Material

   The basic materials and media from which the object is constructed.


Material component

   The name of a significant component, inclusion or trace in the
   material of which an object or specimen is made. This could also
   include a patina or corrosion product which has developed on the
   object and is of sufficient significance to require documenting


Material component note

   To record further information about a material component


Material name

   The name commonly used to designate a particular or characteristic
   material, and additional to or further defining the basic material
   itself. This may be the vernacular or generally used name for a
   certain type of material or a brand name.


Material source

   The geographical origin of naturally occurring vegetable, animal or
   geological materials which either have been used to form an object or
   form specimens or deposits in their own right e.g. a quarry source for
   stone, country of origin of timber, geological outcrop for imported
   stone or fossil. (Note that this is separate from Object Production
   Place which is where the original materials are modified by human
   intervention to form an object)


Physical description

   General visual appearance of the object.


Technical attribute

   The name of a technical attribute possessed by the object which can be
   described and quantified.


Technical attribute measurement unit

   The unit of measurement used when measuring a Technical attribute.


Technical attribute measurement

   The measurement of a named Technical attribute.


Technique

   Processes, methods, techniques and tools used to fabricate or decorate
   the object.


Technique type

   A term describing the nature of the Technique.

 


Last modified: Mon Jul 19 18:14:58 2004