The National Archives Catalog

Microform Publication Identifier

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No Yes Variable Character Length (15) Microform Publication Identifier List Series
File Unit
No Yes



The unique identifier associated with a microform publication.

Microform publications are reproductions of archival materials, which are made available in research rooms for consultation and sometimes marketed and sold.


Purpose: Serves as unique, searchable identifier for microform publications. Alerts users when microform copies of some or all of the archival materials are available.


Relationship: This element and Microform Publication Title are dependent on each other. For each microform publication, Microform Publication Title and Microform Publication Identifier must both be included. To have Microform Publication Note, both Microform Publication Title and Microform Publication Identifier must be created.


Guidance: Choose the appropriate publication identifier from the Microform Publication Identifier List.









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