Motivation for this unit has been the RecorderInformation 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, Recorder information supports Security, Accountability, Access, and an Historic archive. Without this information it is not possible to establish when object information was created or establish the accuracy of the information, both of which are essential for maintaining inventory control and supporting research activities. It can help prevent unauthorized alteration of documentation and should include the following information categories.
- Record date