Possible outline for inventorying elements of the intangible cultural heritage

1. Identification of the element

1.1. Name of the element, as used by community or group concerned;

1.2. Short, maximally informative title (including indication of domain(s));

1.3. Community(ies) concerned;

1.4. Physical location(s) of element;

1.5. Short description.

2. Characteristics of the element

2.1. Associated tangible elements;

2.2. Associated intangible elements;

2.3. Language(s), register(s), speech level(s) involved;

2.4. Perceived origin.

3. Persons and institutions involved with the element

3.1. Practitioners(s)/performer(s): name(s), age, gender, social status, and/or professional category, etc.;

3.2. Other participants (e.g., holders/custodians);

3.3. Customary practices governing access to the element or to aspects of it;

3.3. Modes of transmission;

3.4. Concerned organizations (NGOs and others).

4. State of the element: viability

4.1. Threats to the enactment;

4.2. Threats to the transmission;

4.3. Availability of associated tangible elements and resources;

4.4. Viability of associated tangible and intangible elements;

4.5. Safeguarding measures in place.

5. Data gathering and inventorying

5.1. Consent from and involvement of the community/group in data gathering and inventorying;

5.2. Restrictions, if any, on use of inventoried data;

5.3. Resource persons(s): name and status or affiliation;

5.4. Date and place of data gathering;

5.5. Date of entering data into an inventory;

5.6. The inventory entry compiled by….

6. References to literature, discography, audiovisual materials, archives.