Attribution is the process of entering the attributes for a record.  It can be done while digitizing, or later.  Delaying runs the risk of forgetting to do it, while waiting allows the user to separate the two distinct tasks.

Before you can add the attributes, you must create the fields.  This requires that the Computer data types for each field be established, which constrains what you can do with the data, and the length of the fields set.  Making the lengths too long waste a small amount of storage space, which likely will not affect an idividuals, and avoids the problem of having your data truncated.

Last revision 12/4/2017