Object Collection Information
Motivation for this unit has been the Object Collection Information Group of the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories and other domain expert knowledge about object collection, 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, origin information supports Security, Accountability, Access, and an Historic archive. It can be applied to collections management areas as well as object history and description areas. It supports the documentation of the collection or the discovery of natural science specimens and archaeological and ethnographical objects and can be recorded for all types of collection disciplines. It should include the following information categories:
- Collection place
- Collection date
- Collection method