n. an archival resource placed in a repository without transfer of title v. to transfer physical custody, but not title, of an archival resource


The term loan is sometimes used synonymously with deposit; however, a loan often suggests a shorter term agreement, whereas a deposit was originally (and sometimes still is) considered “permanent.” Also, early citations indicate that a deposit implies a future intention to transfer title, but this is now considered inaccurate as many organizations must retain title to their materials for legal reasons.