The National Archives Catalog


Collection Identifier

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Entity Public Element Label
No Yes Variable Character Length (10) None Product Yes Collection Identifier
Definition: The unique identifier assigned to a collection from which archival materials are reproduced to create a microform product.
Purpose: Provides the short, unique identifier for use in the physical and intellectual control of microform products. Allows users to identify or retrieve all microform products that are reproductions of archival material from a particular collection.
Relationship: This element and Collection Title are dependent on each other. For some microform products, Collection Identifier and Collection Title must both be included.
Guidance: Choose the appropriate term from the Collections Authority List.
Examples:
LOS
[For the Records of the Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles.]
SAN
[For the Records of the Superior Court of the County of San Diego.]
UN
[For the MCA/Universal Pictures Collection.]


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