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Height

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Numeric (8,3) None Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition:

The distance measured from top to bottom of the specific media type.

Purpose: Provides information about non-standard dimensions of specific media types.
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 Height. If Height, Width, or Depth is specified, Dimension cannot be used.
Guidance:

Enter the height of the specific media type in inches. Enter fractions of an inch as a decimal fraction (.5 for half an inch, .33 for a third of an inch, etc.).

Use Height, Width, and Depth to describe three-dimensional specific media types.
Use Height and Width to describe two-dimensional specific media types.

Measure the height of the specific media types themselves and not the height of their containers.

Be sure to check the Dimension Authority List for a suitable size before indicating a separate height, width, and depth.

Examples:
11.75
[For the artifact the "Bust of a Youth in the Age of Tiberius."]
3.5
[For the 3 ½ by 4 ½ series "Negatives and Proof Sheets Relating to U.S. and Foreign Diplomatic Officials, Events, and Facilities."]
18.5
[For the 18 ½ by 23 ½ textual records/photograph series "Records Collected by the Chaplains Division."]
12.125
[For a non-standard sized artifact.]


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