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ACQUISITION DATE - Humanities

Field label
ACQUISITION DATE
Field mnemonic
AQD
Field name
  • Acquisition Date
  • Date d'acquisition ou date d'enregistrement
Field definition
This field indicates the date that the object was acquired or registered.
Heading
REGISTRATION 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.
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".
Cataloguers rules
See also, Purchase Date (PD).
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
  • Administration
Source
  • Ethnology Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts Task Force
Field label (French)
DATE D'ACQUISITION
Field mnemonic (French)
DAQ

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