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CONTENTdm Cookbook: Object Type

9. Object Type

This field is optional.

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Repeatable Yes. Enter each type in the same field, separated by a semicolon and a space.
Field Name Object Type
DC Mapping Type
Search Yes
Hide No
Vocabulary Yes. Choose “Use a controlled vocabulary from another field or collection” and select “ObjectType.”
Definition The term used to describe the physical object.
Usage

Use the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials vocabulary for graphic materials, and the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus for non-graphic materials (e.g. sound recordings, transcripts, etc.). Refer to the list of Object Types already in use at CONTENTdm Browse by Object Type page. 

Add these new names to the shared “Object Type” file.

If an object is more than one type, enter each type in the same field, separated by a semicolon and a space.

Examples

Photographic prints

Postcards

Negatives
Template Yes. If the same Object Type is represented in the entire collection, use the Template Creator to input the data once for all records.
Nickname typa

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