Motivation for this unit has been the Reference 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, this information supports Accountability, Access, and an Historic archive. It may also be significant in proving ownership of the object, for example where reference is made to documents supporting legal title. It should record the following information categories.
- Reference type