Transactions are actions that effect the coming and going of Cataloged Items, and parts thereof.  Accessions permanently bring cataloged items into a collection, Loans record movement and usage of cataloged items, and Borrows record items from other collections lent, and in your collection’s temporary custody.  These three types of transactions share several fields in common, and those fields are treated on this page.

Trans . Nature_of_Material
VARCHAR2(4000) not null

Nature of Material is a brief textual description of the accession or loan. Quantities can be approximate if accession material is not being unpacked prior to storage. For example, “About 300 frozen small mammals collected during the summer of 2004 in Denali State Park.”

Trans . Trans_Remarks
VARCHAR2(4000) null

Remarks is a place for expanding a description of the conditions of acceptance, or for instructions in processing the material. For example, “Take 50 gram subsamples for fatty-acid analysis.”