Term: physical object Class:  
 vernacular   (100%)
Created 18 October 2013
Last modified 18 October 2013
Contributed by Stephen Richard


Definition: An object with physically observable properties that represent information that is considered suitable for being adequately documented for preservation, distribution, and independent usage.(OAIS, p.1-12, Section 1.7.2)
Examples: a moon rock, bio-specimen, microscope slide

useful for geologic rock specimens Submitted 14 April 2016
by Angela