Preservation

Distribution Copies

Distribution files satisfy only limited researcher needs, and are not intended to substitute for the original record if the original is damaged, destroyed, or not retained. Distribution files are retained only as long as needed to satisfy a specific distribution need. They are not actively managed over the long term.

Distribution copies are generally derived from preservation master or reproduction master files. However, some classes of distribution files are direct captures from the source object and have no parent master file.

Record Type Product Category Choice of Product Type
Audio Recordings Distribution Copies Reference Room Standard [AUD-D1] Physical Media

CD: Compact Disc
Audio Recordings Distribution Copies MP3 [AUD-D2] MP3
Distribution Copies Standard Distribution Image [IMG-D1] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format

JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group

PDF: Portable Document Format

Distribution Copies Letter-Sized Distribution Image [IMG-D2] JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
Distribution Copies Standard Distribution PDF [IMG-D3] PDF: Portable Document Format
Distribution Copies Facsimile Print (hard copy output) [IMG-D4] Physical Media
Distribution Copies Reference Print [IMG-D5] Physical Media
Distribution Copies Scan on Demand [IMG-D6] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format

JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group

PDF: Portable Document Format

Distribution Copies Other/Project Specific Image [IMG-D99] File Type To Be Determined
Film Output from Motion Picture Film Reversal, Negatives and Prints Distribution Copies FGMS/FGMC Theater Print [MPA-D1] Physical Media

FGMS: Fine Grain Master, Silent

FGMC: Fine Grain Master, Composite
Film Output from Motion Picture Film Reversal, Negatives and Prints Distribution Copies PPSK/PPCK Theater Print [MPA-D2] Physical Media

PPSK: Positive Print, Silent, Color

PPCK: Positive Print, Composite, Color
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Distribution Copies Online Delivery Film WMV [MPD-D1] WMV: Windows Media File
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Distribution Copies DVD Output from Film-based Original [MPD-D2] Physical Media

Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Distribution Copies Digital Cinema Package [MPD-D3] DCP: Digital Cinema Package
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Distribution Copies Motion Picture Film Median Derivative - SD MPEG-2 50Mbps [MPD-D4]
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Distribution Copies Other/Project Specific Motion Picture Film [MPD-D99] File Type To Be Determined
Microfilm - Access [TXM-D1] Distribution Copies Microfilm - Access [TXM-D1] Physical Media
Textual, Micrographic and Cartographic Records, Posters and Illustrated Materials Distribution Copies Fee Request Optical Disc [TXT-D1] JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group

PDF: Portable Document Format
Digital Moving Images from Video Source Material Distribution Copies Online Delivery Video WMV [VID-D1] WMV: Windows Media File
Digital Moving Images from Video Source Material Distribution Copies DVD Output [VID-D2] Physical Media

Digital Moving Images from Video Source Material Distribution Copies Other/Project Specific [VID-D99] File Type To Be Determined

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