A unique number assigned to the entry of an object or group of objects and used to track objects prior to their return or acquisition. It should serve as the reference to written documentation of objects entering the organisation for the first time. The number should be the one assigned to an entry form or receipt.
How to record
May include: a prefix to distinguish it from other reference numbers; the year; and a running number.
The same Entry number can be used for one or more objects received together, but an object can only have one Entry number at any one time.