Date Collected (Collection)
- This field contains the date on which the specimen was captured, harvested, collected or sampled.
- For biological sciences: the date on which the specimen was harvested, captured or sampled or the start date of collection.
- For Earth sciences: the date on which the specimen was collected or discovered.
- N.B.: Do not confuse the Date Collected field with the Accession Date field. The Date Collected field corresponds to the date on which the specimen was taken from its original environment, whereas the Accession Date field corresponds to the date on which the specimen legally entered your institution.
- This field is used in conjunction with the Collector and Collector Number fields.
An American kestrel captured on August 23, 1934 by Arnie
| || Discipline|| ornithology|
| || Genus||Falco|
| || Species|| sparverius|
| || Collecting Method||captured|
| ||Collector|| Pederson, Arnie|
| || Collector Number||0429|
|Date Collected|| 1934-08-23|
- Enter the date in the form YYYY dash MM dash DD, in numbers only (Y for "year," M for "month," D for "day").
|Date Collected|| 1957-03-26|
- If only the year of collection is known, enter it in the form YYYY (Y for "year").
|Date Collected|| 1999|
- If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the date.
|Date Collected||1895-08-29 ?|
- Use the abbreviation "c" (for circa) when the date is within a period of five years before or five years after the date shown. Enter the date followed by a space and "c".
|Date Collected||1968 c|
- Use the abbreviation "P" (for "prior to") if the date collected is at the latest on the date shown, or earlier. Enter the date followed by a space and "P".
|Date Collected||1905 P|
- Use the abbreviation "L" (for "later than") if the date collected is at the earliest on the date shown, or later. Enter the date followed by a space and "L".
|Date Collected||1921-07 L|
- If you are unable to determine the date despite thorough research in your files, enter "unknown".
An onyx specimen is in your collection, but you do not know how
and by whom it was collected.
| || Discipline||mineralogy|
| ||Species|| calcite|
| || Variety||onyx|
| || Collecting Method||unknown|
- This field may not contain more than one entry.