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Documentation Standards


In pursuit of its aim to aid in the retrieval and re-use of museum information the practice of documentation has generated many standards.

Tension can occur between the local implementation and interpretation of standards and the demands of universality for uniform retrieval. The successful application of appropriate standards to museum information is a core activity for those working with museum information such as registrars, collections managers and documentalists.

Terminologies are a particular kind of Standard, bringing conformity to the words used in certain circumstances. They are included here among the other Standards, but also have their own page here: Terminologies.

List of standards by function

Cataloguing

Collections management

Conservation

Data standards

Data transfer protocols

Ethical

Ontologies

Vocabularies

To be allocated


List of standards by sector

General heritage

Archives

Archaeology

Built environment

Conservation

Imaging

Libraries

Museums

Fine art museums / art galleries

To be allocated


See also

  1. Collections Trust's Terminologies page

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