De-accession and Disposal Information
Motivation for this unithas been the Deaccession and Disposal Information Group of the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories and other domain expert knowledge about the deaccession and disposal activities of museums, as well as interpretation of characteristic database schema elements from relevant collection management systems.
According to the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories, deaccession and disposal information supports Security, Accountability, and Access. Without this information it is not possible to tell whether an object is missing or whether it has been actively deaccessioned. For deaccession and disposal the following information categories should be recorded:
- Deaccession date
- Disposal date
- Disposal method
- Disposal recipient