CABRI Guidelines for Catalogue Production
Guidelines prepared for CABRI by BCCM, CBS, CERDIC, DSMZ, ECACC, HGMP, INRC, MSDN
Mimimum Data Set: General definition
The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is the set of data that is asked to describe each product from each collection.
Each catalogue field has to be filled in (use a dash - if no information is given, when allowed).
The Recommended Data Set (RDS): collection centres are also asked to supply data for recommended fields; however, if data are not available, the product is still acceptable.
Collection centres are free to provide data for other fields, which are part of the Full Data Set.
A general MDS can be applied to each type of collections:
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