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Microform Publication Note

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (2000) None Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition:

Explanations or significant information regarding a microform publication in relation to the archival materials being described.

Purpose: Clarifies the relationship between the archival materials being described and the microform publications being cited.
Relationship: This element is dependent on both Microform Publication Title and Microform Publication Identifier. To have Microform Publication Note, both Microform Publication Title and Microform Publication Identifier must be created. Microform Publication Title and Microform Publication Identifier are repeatable, but only one Microform Publication Note may be created for each set of those elements.
Guidance:

Enter any significant information about the microform publication in relation to the archival materials being described, such as the amount of archival materials that are available in the microform publication.

Write in complete sentences. Be precise and brief. Do not use acronyms or organizational designations that are not defined in either Title or Scope and Content Note. If Microform Publication Note uses an acronym that is not defined in either Title or Scope and Content Note, define the acronym the first time that it is used in Microform Publication Note. Consult the Abbreviations section for further guidance on other abbreviation topics.

Examples:
Schedules for Alabama through half of those for Kentucky were destroyed before transfer to the National Archives. A roll list may be found in "The 1790-1890 Federal Population Censuses" (1997) pages 112-116 and in "Military Service Records" (1985) pages 297-300.
These records have been reproduced in full in this microform publication.
Records in this series from 1917-1920 are available in this microform publication.


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