Personal data


NameDatatype Description
Person type List shows whether the person object is a (natural) person, an institution or a project
SurnameText When name changed, not adapted here, but insert new person and give link in Synonym person
First name Text
E-Mail address Text
Phone number Text
Address Text
Remarks person Text


NameDatatype Description
Source type List
Parent source Referencee.g. the journal containing a paper, the book containing a chapter, the book series containing a book, the collection containing a specimen
Observation supplemented by Reference If the input data are scattered to more than one source, this should be the main source. It will point to the supplement sources. This way data duplication is avoided, if aggregated data from a publication refers to the same data as a table of raw data. A note of special data (e.g. about vegetation) from another source is correctly given in the remarks field.
Share holders Reference authors, editors, customers, collectors, projects, owners, etc. with their role and position within a list
Keywords TextMultiple keywords separated by ";"
Source specifics List essentially also keywords, but with a systematic formation of groups of sources; The specifics of the list may be given for each taxon. For example, a publication contains the first description of a species A. b., and additional ecological data for all taxa.
Summary Textthe abstract for literature, the label's text for specimen
Copies Reference
Remarks source Text


Name Datatype Description
LanguageList the language the document is published in
Paralllel/ Original title Text e.g. the untransribed title of the paper, or a parallel name of the journal
AbbreviationText abbr. of a journal's name, multiple abbreviations separated by ";"
Publication year Text
PublisherReference ISBN, or ISSN; multiple numbers separated by ";"
IS number Text
DOI number Text Digital Object Identifier
Edition Text
Volume Text Volume number
Issue Text
Page(s) Text Page ranges; multiple ranges separated by ";"; if necessary table numbers
Chapter Text

Collection/Collection object

Name Datatype Description
Acquisition date Date
Acquisition type List
Ex collection Text specimen was extracted from n.n.'s collection
Adoption date Date date of adoption of a specimen into the collection


Name Datatype Description
Name publisher Text
Place Text
Country List


NameDatatype Description
LinkText when online available, also for extending information
Inventory number Text Librarian, or collection, or catalogue number
Inventory number obsolete Text old, or obsolete Librarian, or collection, or catalogue number; multiple numbers, separated by ";"
Count Text not for digital copies, survey not possible
FormatText e.g. digital copy, offprint, hard cover, etc.
Language copy Listnot only, if different from source
Contact Referenceowning person (preferably for literature), location (preferably for specimen)
Lent to TextPerson, or institution, where the copy/ specimen is lent to, preferably including address
Date of lending Date
Date of return Date when required, an automatic reminder to the person in charge can be sent
Remarks copy Text


Name Datatype Description
A-Taxon Referenceobsolete or non-used name
B-Taxon Referencerecent or used name
Synonym type List Quality of synonymy
Source Reference Where is the synonymy published?
Remarks copy Text