Preservation

Reproduction Master

Produced for improving access to and/or for minimizing risk due to high use for original records. Reproduction masters are created for records that are not at immediate risk for loss of information.

Reproduction masters are created to appropriate capture specifications and can serve a variety of purposes, including fulfilling most researcher requests as well as limiting preservation risks due to loss, theft, and mishandling.

The primary goal of reproduction masters is to capture the content of the record. Because digital reproduction masters are not created to preservation capture specifications, they are not optimal files for replacing the original record if the original is damaged, destroyed, or not retained. Digital reproduction masters may undergo more significant processing or editing than preservation masters.

Reproduction masters are the next best copy to the preservation master. They are used to create distribution copies that satisfy most customer requests, as well as protect the original from loss, theft, and damage resulting from repeated transfers.

Reproduction master files are used to make other copies, including derivative digital files for use in various online access systems and film-based theater prints, as appropriate. Both physical format and digital reproduction masters are managed and maintained in a secure storage environment and are retained over the long term.

Record Type Product Category Choice of Product Type
Aerial - Film Negatives and Positives Digital Reproduction Master Aerial Photo Median - 4000 Line [AEF-R1] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format
Aerial - Film Negatives and Positives Hard Copy Reproduction Master Aerial Photo Median - Sheet and Roll Film [AEF-R2] Physical Media
Aerial - Prints Reproduction Master Aerial Print Median - 3000 Line [AEP-R1] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format
Objects and Artifacts Reproduction Master Artifact Median [ART-R1] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format
Audio Recordings Reproduction Master Audio Median Capture [AUD-R1] WAV: Waveform
Film Output from Motion Picture Film Reversal, Negatives and Prints Reproduction Master DNS/DNC [MPA-R1] Physical Media

DNS: Duplicate Negative, Silent

DNC: Duplicate Negative, Composite
Film Output from Motion Picture Film Reversal, Negatives and Prints Reproduction Master INSK/INCK [MPA-R2] Physical Media

INSK: Internegative, Silent, Color

INCK: Internegative, Composite, Color
Film Output from Motion Picture Film Reversal, Negatives and Prints Reproduction Master FGMS/FGMC [MPA-R3] Physical Media

FGMS: Fine Grain Master, Silent

FGMC: Fine Grain Master, Composite
Film Output from Motion Picture Film Reversal, Negatives and Prints Reproduction Master MPPSK/MPPSC [MPA-R4] Physical Media

MPPSK: Master Positive Print, Silent, Color

MPPCK: Master Positive Prints, Composite, Color
Film Output from Motion Picture Film Reversal, Negatives and Prints Reproduction Master MPT [MPA-R5] Physical Media

MPT: Master Positive Track (Fine Grain)
Film Output from Motion Picture Film Reversal, Negatives and Prints Reproduction Master DNT [MPA-R6] Physical Media

DNT: Duplicate Negative Track
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Reproduction Master HD DPX [MPD-R1] DPX: Digital Moving-Picture Exchange
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Reproduction Master Motion Picture Film Median Capture - HD AVI [MPD-R2] AVI: Audio Video Interleaved
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Reproduction Master Motion Picture Film Median Derivative - SD MPEG-2 50Mbps [MPD-R3] MPEG-2 4:2:2 Profile, Main Level
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Reproduction Master Motion Picture Film Median - Soundtrack Audio Data [MPD-R6] WAV: Waveform
Still Photographs - Film Negatives and Positives Reproduction Master Still Photo Median - 3000 Line [SPF-R1] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format
Still Photographs - Prints Reproduction Master Still Print Median - 3000 Line [SPP-R1] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format
Textual, Micrographic and Cartographic Records, Posters and Illustrated Materials Reproduction Master Textual Median - B&W [TXT-R1] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format

JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
Textual, Micrographic and Cartographic Records, Posters and Illustrated Materials Reproduction Master Textual Median - Grayscale [TXT-R2] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format

JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
Textual, Micrographic and Cartographic Records, Posters and Illustrated Materials Reproduction Master Textual Median - Color [TXT-R3] TIFF: Tagged Image File Format

JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
Digital Moving Images from Video Source Material Reproduction Master Video Median Capture - SD - U-matic only [VID-R1] MPEG-2 4:2:2 Profile, Main Level
Digital Moving Images from Video Source Material Reproduction Master Video Median Capture - HD [VID-R2] File Type To Be Determined

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