"The LIDO Terminology refers to LIDO – Lightweight Information Describing Objects, the XML Schema for contributing content to cultural heritage repositories, provided by the CIDOC LIDO Working Group.
It complements the LIDO v1.0 specification and is intended to further enhance the interoperability of LIDO data across different collections by introducing controlled type vocabularies for certain LIDO elements and attributes.
The LIDO Terminology is committed to the Linked Open Data paradigm by making each LIDO Term referenceable through a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). It is recommended best practice to use the URI from the terminology.lido-schema.org/ namespace to indicate the type of a LIDO element or attribute. The primary objective of this practice is to support data providers in adapting or mapping their data structures to LIDO, thus facilitating the processing of LIDO data for service providers, increasing the interoperability of LIDO data, and supporting information retrieval across different collections.
Work on the LIDO Terminology is carried out, on behalf of the CIDOC LIDO Working Group, by the LIDO Terminology Working Group: a joint effort of the Working Group Data Exchange‒Special Interest Group Documentation of the German Museums Association and the Working Group 'Data' of the German Digital Library."
"The LIDO Record Type element is an administrative metadata element that indicates the level of cataloging chosen for the record. It identifies the logical focus of the record, whether it is considered a single item, a constituent component of an item, or an object group that refers to a complex object consisting of distinct, identifiable parts.
The choice of the Record Type should take into account both the form or function of a document, an object or work of art, and the goal of the cataloging approach with respect to the logical arrangement of the whole and its parts."