Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging: Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects (American Association for State and Local History)

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Nomenclature 3.0 is a much-expanded edition of Robert G. Chenhall's system for classifying man-made objects, originally published in 1978. The Chenhall system is the standard cataloging tool for thousands of museums and historical organizations across the United States and Canada. In this third edition, three new hierarchical levels of terms allow for more precise definitions of objects and their functions. Every classification and object term has been reviewed and revised as needed by a professional task force appointed by the American Association for State and Local History.

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Paul Bourcier is chief curator at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Ruby Rogers is director, Cincinnati Historical Society Library of the Cincinnati Museum Center. The members of the Nomenclature Committee are: Deb Arenz, Nebraska State Historical Society; Joanne Avant, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department; Christopher Bensch, Strong National Museum of Play; Marie Demeroukas, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History; Trevor Jones, Western Carolina University; Ron Kley, Museum Research Associates; Louise Pfotenhauer, Neville Public Museum; and Mick Woodcock, Sharlot Hall Museum.

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This newest edition has been greatly expanded and modified with over 5,000 new terms suggested by individuals who work with special collections. It provides a practical, specific framework for the description of objects by grouping terms hierarchically according to function. . . . Although it is not possible to account for every situation faced by collections, this listing covers most occurrences and would serve as an excellent starting point. ( American Reference Books Annual, May 2010)

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