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Name Expert
Accession AC Accession Number. The item was part of an Accession. Useful for internal purposes. Not used for some collections.
Annotation JLA Annotation. Not used for some collections.
Annotation Date JLD Date the annotation was last changed. For example, 2000-02-28 for an annotation changed February 28, 2000. Useful for internal purposes. Not used for some collections.
Box Number BX Box Number. The item is stored in this box number. Not used for some collections.
Contributor CN Contributor. Would include Editor, Illustrator, Sponsor, etc.
Creator AU Author or Creator.
Date DP Date of original item. For example, 1997-03-23 for a letter written March 23, 1997.
Description DS Description.
Electronic File Name FL Original file name. If the original file was electronic, full path and file name. Not used for some collections.
Folder F00 Folder name. Name of the folder containing the item.
Format FR Format. MIME-type.
Language LA Language. For example, English.
Physical Condition PH Physical condition of the original item.
Publisher PB Publisher of original item.
Quality Control Date QC Date on which quality control was complete. For example, 1997-11-17. Useful for internal purposes.
Recipient RC Recipient. Useful for correspondence.
Relation RL Relation. Usually the internal unique identifiers of related documents.
Rights RG Rights. Usually "Courtesy of..."
Series S00 Series.
Source SO Source of original item. Useful for published documents. Would contain source information such as book title, editor, ISBN, etc.
Subject SB Subject. Usually reserved for controlled vocabularies. Not used for some collections. Try searching Title, Description, or OCR text in Document Body.
SubSeries S01 ... S15 Subseries ... SubSubSubSubSubSubSubSubSubSubSubSubSubSubSubseries.
Title TI Title of the item. Sometimes inferred.
Type PT Type. Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) document type such as "articles".
Unique Identifier UI Unique Identifier. Usually the document's internal unique identifier.

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