Issue 103: Scope note for E42

Starting Date: 
2002-10-16
Working Group: 
3
Status: 
Done
Closing Date: 
2002-10-24
Current Proposal: 

Write new scope note for E42

Copenhagen 4/7/2002

E42 Object Identifier

Subclass of:

Appellation

Scope note:

Unique codes assigned to objects in order to identify them uniquely within the context of one or more organizations. Typically alphanumeric sequences.
Examples: MM.GE.195, 13.45.1976, etc.

New Scope note:

An object identifier is a code assigned by a person or organisation to a physical object in order to identify it uniquely within the context of one or more organizations over a certain period of time. This class is intended primarily for museum identification numbers, such as object numbers, inventory numbers, registration numbers or accession numbers. (Note that the identification of the acquisition event is sometimes mistaken for the identification of the acquired objects themselves). An object identifier may be created prior to an assignment and never be used. It may come out of use, and, by chance, it may be reused for another object. It is typically an alphanumeric sequence, often encoding some meaning like year of acquisition etc.
Examples: MM.GE.195, 13.45.1976, etc.

16/10/2002

Outcome: 

Replace

"An object identifier is a code assigned by a person or organisation to a physical object" 
with
"An object identifier is a code assigned by an actor to a physical object"

Else proposal accepted

Rethymnon 24/10/2002