Australian Speleological Federation KID: ASF Field Definitions

Article Definitions for ASF KID

This document was created from the ASF KID on Mon May 27, 2019

This is the current list of the Article data fields in the ASF's KID. They are identical with the draft data fields of the Informatics Commission (UISIC) of the International Union of Speleology. The definitions below are arranged in UISIC Field ID (FID) order. The FID and field name are shown first, followed by the other details. If the field has coded values a link to the available codes for that field will be provided.

The full list of all definitions is here: Field Definitions.    The full list of all field value codes is here: Field Value Codes.
Also see the Notes at the end for the meanings of the various abbreviations used here.

To find a field name in this list use your browsers search facility to search for the text or partial text. If you know the FID, you can go straight to the field by adding #fid to the URL in your browser window and pressing <Return>.

Total number of Article FIDs: 30


307 : Article ID
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 11 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The unique database key for an Article record. Same principles as Cave ID.


308 : Ref - year of publication
Entity: AR
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The year, in full, that a reference was published. Comment: There needs to be allowance for where the reference is not yet published, e.g. "In Press" or "Personal Communication".


309 : Ref - suffix to year
Entity: AR
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


310 : Book author or editor
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 45 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


311 : Ref - name of publication
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 132 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The name of the publication in which the reference appears.


312 : Ref - volume number
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 7 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: If an article in a serial: the volume number of the serial.


313 : Ref - issue number
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 4 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


314 : Book publisher and city
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 45 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


315 : Page range or quantity
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 13 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


316 : Bibliography present?
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 1 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


317 : Quantity of maps
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 3 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


318 : Quantity of plates
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 3 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


319 : Country where published
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 2 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


320 : ISSN
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for this publication,


321 : State supplying this ref
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 1 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


322 : Type of publication
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 1 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


323 : Local abstract year
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 2 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


324 : Local abstract category
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 1 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


325 : Local abstract reference
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 4 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


326 : BBS year
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 2 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


327 : BBS sequence number
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 5 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


328 : SSC code
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 3 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


329 : Flag if surname overflow
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 1 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


330 : Author sequence
Entity: AR
Data type: Integer (short) Max length: 6 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


331 : Author surname
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 20 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


332 : Author initials
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 15 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


333 : Article comment
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 164 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


334 : Compacted surnames
Entity: AR
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Not yet ready.


335 : Ref - name of article
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 132 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The title of the article or paper in the publication.


608 : ISBN
Entity: AR
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for this publication,


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Notes

Entities:
   AR = Article in a publication
   AT = Field or attribute
   AV = Field value
   CA = Cave or karst feature
   EN = Entity
   JN = Journal
   OR = Organisation
   PA = Land parcel
   PE = Person
   PH = Photograph
   PL = Plan or map
   PM = Marker (Permanent mark)
   PS = Map series
   RE = Region or area
   RP = Report
   SM = Specimen
   SP = Species
   ST = Site
   SU = Subject
   SV = Survey
   SY = System field
   XK = A key-in batch
   XL = An upload batch
   XU = An update batch

Data type:

   A = Alphanumeric
   N = Numeric; A "real" number allowing decimal places and many significant digits, typically around 15.
   D = Date
   L = Logical; True or False.
   I = Integer (short); A whole number in the range -32,767 to +32,768.
   M = Memo; A variable-length free-text field.
   B = BLOB; A Binary Large Object, e.g. a photo image.
Maximum length:
When a Numeric data type is expressed as text characters, its maximum length must allow for the maximum value and the finest precision, and if necessary, a leading sign. This maximum must also be considered on an international basis. For example, a field value which has maximum text characters of "-9999.999" consists of sign(1) + whole number digits(4) + decimal separator(1) + decimal digits(3), giving a total text length of 9, with a "scale" of 3. This would be expressed as a "Max. length" of 9.3

Codes for field coding:

   I = International coding   U = Uncoded   L = Locally coded
Codes for single or multi-valued:
   S = Single-valued   M = Multi-valued



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