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SERVICE END DATE - Humanities

Field label
SERVICE END DATE
Field mnemonic
ESD
Field name
  • Service End Date
  • Date de fin de service
Field definition
This field contains the date on which the object was taken out of service.
Heading
ORIGIN/USE FIELDS
Comments
NOTE: This field has NOT been updated as part of the May 2010 Data Dictionary update. Priority for the Data Dictionary update was given to those fields that are required or strongly recommended for Artefacts Canada contribution. The Entry Rules for this field will be updated at a later date. This field was added to Artefacts Canada in 2009 as a result of a recommendation by the CHIN Standards Working Groups.
Entry rules
Enter a numeric date. Always record the date in YYYYMMDD order (always give all four digits of the year). Dates can be qualified by adding one of the following attributes: circa (C), prior to (P), later than (L), decade ('s), between (-) and uncertain (?). Attributes should be separated from the date with a space, except for decade ('s) and between (-). Dates can also be described as "unknown". BC dates should be expressed as negative integers.
Cataloguers rules
If a date range is known, enter the earliest date in Service Begin Date (BSD) and the most recent date in Service End Date (ESD).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • 1950
  • 1950 c
  • c 1950
  • 1940's
  • 1935-08-29
  • 19350829
  • 1928-2000
  • unknown
  • 19561101
  • 19561101 AN
  • 19560000 ?
  • 19561101 PO
  • 20000101 C
  • inconnu
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Source
  • SOCIÉTÉ DES MUSÉES QUÉBÉCOIS, Documenting Your Collections: Info-Muse Network Documentation Guide, Montréal, by Françoise Simard and France Desmarais, "Caring for Your Collections" series, 2nd ed., 2002, page 130.
Field label (French)
DATE DE FIN DE SERVICE
Field mnemonic (French)
DFS

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