3.4.1 Conditions governing access
Purpose – To provide information on the legal status or other regulations that restrict or affect access to the unit of description.
Rule – Specify the law or legal status, contract, regulation or policy that affects access to the unit of description. Indicate the extent of the period of closure and date at which the material will open when appropriate.
It is probably best to follow past practice in populating this field as legal status constrains access to born digital material in a similar way to analogue material. N.B. Practical details of how to access born digital material should be explained under Physical characteristics and technical requirements (3.4.4).