Specific Media Type
|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Level Available||A/V Only||Public Element|
|Yes||Yes*||Variable Character Length (60)||Specific Media Type Authority List||Series
* In ARC, generate a new media occurrence for each Specific Media Type found in the archival materials.
|Definition:||The physical form of the archival materials.|
|Purpose:||Defines the physical characteristics of the archival materials, which helps establish preservation, storage, retrieval, reproduction, and use requirements.|
This element is dependent on General Media Type.
In addition, all of the Media Occurrence Elements are dependent on it. For each media occurrence within each copy of the archival materials, Specific Media Type must be specified before any of the Media Occurrence Elements can be created.
Choose the correct term from the Specific Media Type Authority List.
Generate multiple media occurrence descriptions for:
Mixed Specific Media Types
Interfiled Specific Media Types
Multiple Media Occurrences for the Same Specific Media Type
[The specific media type for the Lyndon B. Johnson Recording of Telephone Conversation, K Series.]
[The specific media type for the motion picture "Mission to Villa Coublay, France."]
[The specific media type for electronic records stored on 3480-class tape cartridges.]