Part and Component Information
Motivation for this unit has been the Part and Component Information 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, part and component information supports Security, Accountability, and Access. Without this information it is not possible to maintain proper control of the collections by ensuring that parts of objects are not mislaid or lost, nor is it possible to provide more detailed descriptions of objects for research purposes. It should include the following information categories.
- Number of parts or components
- Description of parts and components