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IMPORT DATE - Humanities

Field label
Field mnemonic
Field name
  • Import Date
  • Date de traitement d'une importation par les douanes
Field definition
This field contains the date assigned by customs when an imported object was processed.
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.
Entry rules
Enter a numeric date, from most recent to original. 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". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
See also, other Import fields with mnemonics prefixed by 'IM'.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
  • 1950
  • 1950 c
  • c 1950
  • 1940's
  • 1935-08-29
  • 19350829
  • 1928-2000
  • unknown
  • 19561101
  • 19561101 AN
  • 19560000 ?
  • 19561101 PO
  • 20000101 C
  • inconnu
  • Administration
  • User's Conference 1983
Field label (French)
Field mnemonic (French)

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