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CHIN Guide to Museum Standards

Table of Contents

Metadata (Data Structure Standards)
(to define the categories of data that make up a record)
Vocabulary (Data Value Standards)
(to govern the words or terms that can be used in a record, and how terms are related)
Cataloguing Rules (Data Content Standards)
(to determine the order, syntax and format for entering data values in a record)
Interchange (Data Format Standards)
(to define the machine-readable metadata standards that facilitate information exchange)
Procedural Standards
(to govern collections management procedures within the museum)