Details of a bibliographic or other reference to an object. The reference can be in any media eg published, unpublished, audio, video, computer record.

How to record

Use a standard short description format agreed by the organisation.


The citation order for books and journals in:

BSI British Standard recommendations for reference to published materials. London: BSI, 1989 is as follows:

Books: Surname, Forename. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Date of publication. No. of pages p., illustrations. (Series title) ISBN.

Journals: Title ISSN Year Date Location.


As many times as required for an object.

Information group

Reference information

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust