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ACCESSION DATE - Humanities

Field label
ACCESSION DATE
Field mnemonic
AD
Field name
  • Accession Date
  • Date d'accession
Field definition
This field indicates the date on which the object was legally accessioned by the institution.
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".
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
  • Archaeology (Specimens) extra Task Force
  • History Task Force
Field label (French)
DATE D'ACCESSION
Field mnemonic (French)
DAC

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