What are weighted fields?

What are weighted fields?

Each catalogue template within the Victorian Collections CMS has a set of associated Weighted Fields. Information contained within these fields holds greater value than other non-weighted fields in the record. These values are then translated to the public website through keyword searches: If the Weighted Fields are completed, your records will appear higher up in the search results; however, if they are are not completed, your records will feature further down the page in the search results. 

The following table provides the list of Weighted Fields for each template type (the information in parentheses provides the areas where you will find these fields within the catalogue template):


OBJECT
ARTWORK
Identifier (Identification section)
Identifier (Identification section)
Item type (Identification section)
Item type (Identification section)
Media (Media section)
Media (Media section)
Physical description (Description section)
Physical description (Description section)
Dimensions (Description section)
Dimensions (Description section)
Materials (Description section)
Production method (Description section)
Subjects (Context section)
Materials (Description section)
Copyright category (Rights section)
Year (Provenance section)
Creator (Provenance section)

Subjects (Context section)

Copyright category (Rights section)


PUBLICATION
ARCHIVE
Identifier (Identification section)
Identifier (Identification section)
Item type (Identification section)
Item type (Identification section)
Title (Identification section)
Archival unit type (Identification section)
Language (Description section)
Media (Media section)
Medium (Description section)
Creator (Provenance section)
Year (Provenance section)
Subjects (Context section)
Creator (Provenance section)
Copyright category (Rights section)
Summary (Context section)

Subjects (Context section)

Copyright category (Rights section)


Please note: If you are not sure of a creation date, you may enter an approximate date or even a series of dates (c. 1910, 1930s, 1900s, 1965-1975, etc.).


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