Object component name


The non-separable part or component of an object which is being described.

How to record

Use a single term. Maintain a list of standard terms, based on a recognised terminology source. Use the same sources of terminology as for recording Object name.


sleeve; handle; blade; buttonhole


Use Object component name to indicate which non-separable and therefore un-numbered part of an object is being described. When describing separable and separately numbered parts of an object, use Object number to record the number of the part and create a new record related to that number. Use Object component information to identify the unit of information describing the Object component name.

Information group

Object description information

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust