Completing name/title field

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Mataura
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Completing name/title field

Postby Mataura » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:37 am

Hi, what is standard museum protocol for completing this field?

Thanks David

Zoe
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Re: Completing name/title field

Postby Zoe » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:24 am

Hi David,

The Name/Title field is used to describe the common name of an object, or the title of a work of art, photograph or publication. It is ideally a short description, and it is best to decide ahead of time what your approach to using this field will be and adhere to it.

Depending on the kind of objects you are cataloguing, there may be some cross over with the fields Object Type and Classification. If you use one or both of these fields to record a more formal type for the object, the Name/Title field can be used for the more common name of the object.

Duplicating data between these fields is something to be more aware of when making reports. if you have the Object Type or Classification fields used effectively already, then the type or classification data is in the right fields for your report output. Name/Title will be the simple shortest explanation of the object.

Hope this helps,

Zoe


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