The National Archives Catalog


Dimension Authority List

The Dimension Authority List provides data values for the Dimension element.


¼ inch

½ inch

1 inch

10 inch

12 inch

14 inch

16 inch

1x2 inches

11x14 inches

16x20 inches

2 inch

2x2 inches
scope note: Common dimension for slides.
source: USMARC, 1991

2 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches
scope note: Common dimension for slides.
source: USMARC, 1991

¾ inch

3 inch

3 ½ inch

3x5 inches

3 ½ x 5 inches

4 inch

4 ¾ inch
scope note: Use for CDs and DVDs.
source: Archival Moving Image Materials, July 2000

4x5 inches

4x6 inches

5 inch

5x7 inches

5x8 inches

7 inch

8 inch

8x10 inches

9 inch

Film: 120 mm

Film: 16 mm

Film: 16/32 mm

Film: 28 mm

Film: 35 mm

Film: 35/32 mm

Film: 65 mm

Film: 70 mm

Film: 8 mm

Film: 9.5 mm

Film: s16 mm

Film: s8 mm
scope note: Super 8 mm/Single 8 mm
source: USMARC, 1991

Paper: A4 European

Paper: Legal (8.5x14 inches)

Paper: Letter (8.5x11 inches)

Sound: ¼ inch on 3 inch reel

Sound: ¼ inch on 5 inch reel

Sound: ¼ inch on 7 inch reel

Sound: ¼ inch on 10 inch reel

Varied
scope note: Use if a Series or File Unit has a variety of standard sizes, such as 3x5 and 4x6 cards, ¾ inch and 1 inch sound recordings, or 8mm and s8mm films.

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