Data holding - A logical hierarchy of the Data Collections and Atomic Data Objects and their directory style grouping. The Data Holding can be considered as the ‘root’ of the data file/object system.
§ Data description - A description of the data kept in this data holding from the data archive perspective. Including information like name, type, status, quality and software.
- Logical description - Reference to a set of logical description fields such as parameter [Name, id, class, units, value, facilities used, range], time period or facility used.
§ Data collection - Data Collections in the hierarchy of data organisation used in this Investigation; much like directories in a file system and they can be nested.
§ Atomic data object - Atomic Data Objects (files, blobs, named selects etc)
§ Related reference - Other Studies/Investigations related to this Data Holding and their type or relationship; e.g. derived from or used by
§ Data holding locator - A locator for addressing the overall Data Holding. (URI of top level directory or data)