Coverage Start Date
|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Entity||Public Element||Label|
|No||No||Date||None||Product||No*||Coverage Start Date|
*The data in this field will be used for searching; dates appear in the Microform Product Title field.
The beginning of the time period covered by the subject(s) of the archival materials being reproduced on the microform product.
|Purpose:||Enables users to retrieve and sort microform products according to the subject time period for the archival materials that are reproduced on the microform product.|
Coverage Start Date should match the date given in the formal title of the publication.
When the Date Span is Only One Specific Date
When the Date Span is Several Years