General Media Type
|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Level Available||A/V Only||Public Element|
|Yes*||Yes||Variable Character Length (100)||General Media Type Authority List||Series
*This new element is mandatory for all systems except ARC.
|Definition:||The general physical media form of the archival materials.|
|Purpose:||Defines the physical characteristics of the archival materials, which helps establish preservation, storage, retrieval, reproduction, and use requirements and allows users to search for archival materials by physical media type.|
|Relationship:||This element is independent.|
|Guidance:||Choose at least one term from the General Media Type Authority List.
Use as many General Media Types as needed to indicate the general form of the archival materials.