The National Archives Catalog


Copy Status Authority List

The Copy Status Authority List provides data values for the Copy Status element.


Preservation
scope note: Used solely in the processes and operations involved in the stabilization and protection of records against damage or deterioration.
source: SAA Glossary, 1992

Preservation-Reference
scope note: Used for both preservation and reference purposes.

Preservation-Reproduction
scope note: Used for both preservation and reproduction purposes.

Preservation-Reproduction-Reference
scope note: Used for all three purposes - preservation, reproduction and reference.

Reference
scope note: Used solely for consultation by both NARA staff and researchers.
source: SAA Glossary, 1992

Reproduction
scope note: Used solely to create exact copies of the record in form and content, but not necessarily in size and appearance. Also known as the "intermediate copy," especially in motion picture film descriptions.
source: SAA Glossary, 1992

Reproduction-Reference
scope note: Used for both reproduction and reference purposes.

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