Image Information,Objects and Carriers
Motivation for this unit has been the ImageInformation Group of the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories and other domain expert knowledge about images and other information objects and their carriers, 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, image information supports Security, Accountability, Access and an Historic archive. Particularly valuable in the recovery of missing or stolen property, without an image it may be impossible to prove ownership or certain identification or an object. Image information also supports visually the textual information about the object recorded elsewhere and should record the following information categories:
- Image type
- Image reference number