|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Level Available||A/V Only||Public Element|
|No||No||Variable Character Length (60)||Color Authority List||Series
|Definition:||The absence or presence of colors, besides black, white and gray, of the specific media type.|
|Purpose:||Informs the user of the color characteristics for the specific media type.|
|Relationship:||This element is dependent on Specific Media Type. Each media occurrence of the archival materials must have a specific media type specified to create Color.|
Choose the correct term from the Color Authority List.
Use "Black-and-White" when images are recorded or printed in black-and-white. Also applies to black-and-white images that have been hand-tinted or toned.
Use "Black-and-White and Color" when describing materials that have both black-and-white and color images where the black-and-white images make up the bulk of the materials. For example, a motion picture item may have three reels of film - two of which are black-and-white, one of which is color.
Use "Color" when images are recorded or printed in more colors than black, white and gray.
Use "Color and Black-and-White" when describing materials that have both color and black-and-white images where the color images make up the bulk of the materials. For example, a set of photographs consisting of color prints and a few black-and-white images, or the movie the Wizard of Oz, which is mostly color with black-and-white sequences at the beginning and end.