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541  Immediate Source of Acquisition Note (R)

       

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Privacy
blank character No information provided
Private
1 Not private
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Source of acquisition (NR) Optional/Optional
‡b Address (NR) Optional/Optional
‡c Method of acquisition (NR) Optional/Optional
‡d Date of acquisition (NR) Optional/Optional
‡e Accession number (NR) Optional/Optional
‡f Owner (NR) Optional/Optional
‡h Purchase price (NR) Optional/Optional
‡n Extent (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡o Type of unit (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
‡5 Institution to which field applies (NR) Required if applicable/Optional
‡8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional




Definition

A note about the immediate source of acquisition. Use primarily for original or historical items or other archival collections.
 

Repeat field 541 for notes about the acquisitions of additional material in a collection. Use a separate 541 for each acquisition.

Use field 561 (Ownership and Custodial History) for notes about the original source of acquisition.

1st Indicator

Privacy. Specifies whether the contents of the field are private or not.
 
blank character No information provided. Fields with the first indicator blank ( blank character ) will be retained in the master record, the displayed record, the exported record, the institution record, and the user's archive record.
541 blank character  blank character  ‡3 Photoprints ‡c Purchased; ‡d 1947 ‡h $4,000.
 
Private. Fields with the first indicator will not be retained in the master record or institution records, but will be included in the exported record and the user's archive record. Note: If field 541 is coded with 1st indicator , the field is visible in the displayed record only during the session in which it was input.
541 blank character  ‡3 5 diaries ‡n 25 ‡o cubic feet; ‡a Merriwether, Stuart; ‡b 458 Yonkers Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; ‡c Purchase at auction; ‡d 19810924; ‡e 81-325; ‡f Jonathan P. Merriwether Estate; ‡h $7,850.
 
1 Not private. Fields with the first indicator 1 will be retained in the master record, the displayed record, the exported record, the institution record, and the user's archive record.
541 1 blank character  Source unknown.

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).
 
blank character Undefined 

Subfields

 
‡a Source of acquisition   The name of the person(s) or organization that is the source of the material. Use subfield ‡f if the source is an agent.
541 1   Source unknown.
541   ‡c Gift; ‡a Leavitt Hunt's daughter, Mrs. William E. Patterson; ‡d 1947.
‡b Address   The address of the source of acquisition given in subfield ‡a.
541   ‡3 5 diaries ‡n 25 ‡o cubic feet; ‡a Merriwether, Stuart; ‡b 458 Yonkers Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; ‡c Purchase at auction; ‡d 19810924; ‡e 81-325; ‡f Jonathan P. Merriwether Estate; ‡h $7,850.
‡c Method of acquisition   The method of acquisition which refers to the terms under which a transfer of physical custody occurs (e.g., by bequest, deposit, gift, loan or purchase).
541     ‡c Purchase; ‡d 1965.
541     ‡3 Videocassette ‡c Copyright deposit; ‡d Received: 19850116 from LC video lab; ‡a Copyright Collection.
‡d Date of acquisition   The date of acquisition in the form yyyymmdd, in accordance with ISO 8601, Representation of Dates and Times (http://www.iso.org/iso/iso8601).
541     ‡c Purchase; ‡d 20040915.
541     ‡3 Photonegatives ‡c Purchased; ‡d 1979.
541     ‡3 Ref print ‡c Copyright deposit--RNR; ‡d Received: 19821030; ‡a Copyright Collection.
541     ‡c Purchase; ‡d 1951-1968.
‡e Accession number   The accession number (e.g., the identification code assigned to materials acquired in a single and separate transfer of custody).
541     ‡c Bequest; ‡a Erwin Swann; ‡d 1974; ‡e (DLC/PP-1977:215).
‡f Owner   The name of the person or organization with legal custody over the described materials.
541   ‡3 5 diaries ‡n 25 ‡o cubic feet; ‡a Merriwether, Stuart; ‡b 458 Yonkers Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; ‡c Purchase at auction; ‡d 19810924; ‡e 81-325; ‡f Jonathan P. Merriwether Estate; ‡h $7,850.
‡h Purchase price   The purchase price.
541     ‡3 Photoprints ‡c Purchased; ‡d 1974; ‡h $4,000.
‡n Extent   The extent of the item (e.g., the number of items acquired).
541     Wisconsin Office of The Commissioner of Insurance; ‡e 81-141002; ‡c Records Center transfer; ‡n 54 ‡o cubic feet; ‡n 12 ‡o computer tape reels; ‡d 19810511.
‡o Type of unit   The type of unit (e.g., the name of the unit of measurement). If you repeat subfields ‡n and ‡o in one 541 field, each subfield ‡o follows its associated subfield ‡n.
541     Sparkling Brew Beer Company; ‡b New Hops Road, Port Washington, WI 53074; ‡e 1987-1; ‡n 4 ‡o record center cartons; ‡n 2 ‡o microfilm reels; ‡d 19870102.
‡3 Materials specified   The part of the described materials to which the field applies.
541     ‡3 Materials scheduled for permanent retention ‡a U.S. Department of Transportation; ‡c Transfer under schedule; ‡d 19800110.
‡5 Institution to which field applies   A code of the institution or organization that holds the copy to which the field applies. Use for notes that do not apply to the universal description of the item. See MARC Code List for Organizations (http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/orgshome.html) or Symbols and Interlibrary Loan Policies in Canada (http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/6/16/s16-202-e.html).

Printing

Field 541 does not print.

Last revised: November 4, 2013