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ACQUISITION NUMBER - Humanities

Field label
ACQUISITION NUMBER
Field mnemonic
AQN
Field name
  • Acquisition Number
  • Numéro d'acquisition ou d'enregistrement
Field definition
This field indicates the acquisition or registration number associated with the object. This number may be assigned by the institution on a temporary basis for approval, research, etc.
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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 the number or code.
Cataloguers rules
The acquisition number is usually more general than the accession number. If there is only one number for the item, then it should always be entered in the Accession Number field (AN).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • 1234
  • 978.35.14
  • 1980.1.01a-d
  • 978.35.14
  • 1980.1.01a-d
  • L965.17
Discipline
  • Administration
Field label (French)
NUMERO D'ACQUISITION
Field mnemonic (French)
NAQ

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