The reason for the procedure taking place.

How to record

Use a single term, without punctuation or capitalisation. Maintain a list of standard terms.


conservation; sold; transferred; display; research; loan out


As many times as required for a procedure. Use in association with information group headings to record the reason for a procedure taking place. eg [Loan out] Reason. As many times as required for each occurrence of a procedure for an object or group of objects. Note that there are separate units of information for Acquisition reason, Entry reason, Disposal reason, Object production reason.

Information group

Common procedural units

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust