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Materials Terminology

Materials Terminology

Materials Databases

"Location": A fixed place where the materials are kept.

Such as a building, room, or refrigerator.

"Area"
    A subset of "Location".
    An "Area" is contiguous storage section that has uniform characteristics (columns and rows).
          
    Such as a stack of... map cabinets,    bank of black boxes,    set of shelves, or set of racks.

"Container"
    A part of an "Area".
             
    Such as a... map drawer,    box drawer,    shelf,    bin, or rack.

"Canister"
    An optional holder used to group "items" in a "container".
          
    Such as a... bucket,    plastic milk crate,    Rubbermain container, or cardboard box.

"Item"
    A movable thing stored in a "Container" or "Canister".
       
    Such as a... map,    log book, or D-tube.

"Description"
    Various information about an "Item".
    Such as a map theme, Field Activity ID, or sample ID.


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