Parent/Child relationship is a way of describing the relationship of item parts within a larger set. A Parent Record is a universal record of a set of items. It describes a set as a whole and documents its shared provenance and acquisition information. Examples include a tea set, a chess set, a uniform set; however, each element of this set may have different measurements, different conditions, different physical descriptions and even different locations. Each part of a set which can be physically separated requires its own Child record. Examples include a tea cup, a rook and a hat. Although these items may not be physically connected, accurate documentation of their relationship will ensure that this connection is preserved.
The following video is a tutorial on Parent/Child Relationships and how to utilise this feature within the Victorian Collections CMS:
Do you have a tricky item that you're not quite sure how to measure? We're here to help! The following video is a tutorial on how to measure your objects and record the information in the Dimensions fields using the Victorian Collections CMS:
Adding keywords to the Subjects field in your records will aid in the discoverability of your item. These keywords should relate to the ideas, themes or names/places relating to the item. While there is no set thesauri for this field, you are ...