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….