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The examination of objects or object information, in order to verify their location, authenticity, accuracy and relationships.

(See also the related page Audit Trail Requirements.)


  • Ensure that the organisation maintains, manages and documents a regular review of the objects in its collections and the information relating to them;
  • Ensure that the audit of objects is based on the physical presence of the objects;
  • Ensure that all relevant object-related documentation is updated as required in a timely manner;
  • Ensure that remedial action is taken as required, following discovery of missing objects, wrongly or inadequately documented objects, or undocumented objects;
  • Ensure that, wherever possible, inventory checks are conducted or witnessed by a person not responsible for their custody or record-keeping.

Standards, Guidelines + Use Cases

Use Cases and Community Design Workshop Notes

Spectrum Procedure: Audit

Associated Wireframes

Associated Services

Associated Fields

Audit Schema

Definition and requirements from:
Spectrum Version 3.1
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