Object Number Information
Motivation for this unit has been the Object NumberInformation Group of the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories and other domain expert knowledge, 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, this information supports Security, Accountability, and Access. Without an Object number it is not possible either to uniquely identify an object or to link an object with its documentation. The Object number should be marked on, or otherwise physically associated with the object. The following information categories should be recorded:
- Object number
- Object number type
- Object number date