3.2.4 Immediate source of acquistion or transfer
Purpose – To record the immediate source of acquisition or transfer.
Rule – Record the source from which the unit of description was acquired and the date and/or method of acquisition if any or all of this information is not confidential. If the source is unknown, record that information. Optionally, add accession numbers or codes.
Source in this instance should be seen as a human one. Details of the (software) application from which born digital material was acquired and how that was managed, etc. should go in Archival History (3.2.3). Here, simply record the type of deposit, the legal custodian of the material who has donated or loaned the material, the date of the transfer and the accession number, in accordance with past practice.