best field for recording appraised value
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- Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2005 15:41:04 -0500
- From: Emily Troxell Jaycox <emily at mohistory dot org>
- Subject: best field for recording appraised value
I would be interested in the opinions/experiences of anyone who has used
an existing field, or set up a new field, to record the appraised or
estimated value of a volume separately from its purchase price.
We have been using order records for new stuff since we brought up our
acquisitions module in 2004, but I don't think retroactive order records
for the 70,000+ volumes acquired between 1866 and 2003 is the answer.
We'd still like to know what we paid for a volume. But as a historical
society founded in 1866, the purchase price seldom bears much relation
to current price. Our administration has expressed interest in a more
systematized way of recording the value of the collection. And it seems
that there ought to be a neat way to do this in Millennium.
Missouri Historical Society
P.O. Box 11940
St. Louis, MO 63112-0040
emily at mohistory dot org