Motivation for this unirt has been the MeasurementInformation Group of the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories and other domain expert knowledge about the activity of measuring things, 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, Object Measurement information supports Security, Accountability, and Access in that it may be the only way of establishing whether or not an object is really that which is described in the documentation. It can be of particular research importance for natural science collections. Measurements can also indicate how easy it is to access and move an object and should record the following information categories:
- Measurement unit
- Measured part