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584  Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note (R)

Input Standards

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Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Accumulation (R) Required if applicable/ Required if applicable
ǂb Frequency of use (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ5 Institution to which field applies (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable

Definition

A note with measurements of and information about the rates of accumulation when the described materials are continuing, open-ended accessions. Use field 584 also for the rates of reference use of all described materials.

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2nd Indicator

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Subfields

 
ǂa Accumulation

The rate at which the described materials are accumulating. Express the rate as a ratio of volume to time period.

584     ǂ3 General subject files ǂa 45 cubic ft. average annual accumulation 1970-1979. ǂa 5.4 cubic ft. average monthly accumulation, 1979-1982. ǂa Current average monthly accumulation is 2 cubic ft.
ǂb Frequency of use

The measure of reference activity in the described materials. Express the measure as a ratio of number of retrievals to time period or by general terms such as "active" or "inactive."

584     ǂb An average of 15 reference requests per month, with peak demand during June and December. ǂb Total reference requests for 1984: 179.
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

584     ǂ3 Employee records ǂa 10 cubic ft. annual accumulation.
ǂ5 Institution to which field applies

For information about subfield ǂ5, see Control Subfields. Subfield ǂ5 unlikely to be used in field 584.

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