What should I put for an asset description?

An asset's description is an extremely important part of identifying that asset for staff in your department and well as others, especially when conducting a physical inventory.  The description is entered on the PReq in the location / description / custodian section.  You have 30 characters to describe the asset.  Start with a noun such as "microscope", then add other descriptors as you have room.  Helpful descriptors besides the noun include the brand, model, or other functionality.