|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Level Available||A/V Only||Public Element|
|Definition:||The exact number of physical items comprising the specific media type of the archival materials.|
|Purpose:||Allows NARA employees to maintain control over the physical pieces of the archival materials.|
|Relationship:||This element is dependent on Specific Media Type. Each media occurrence of the archival materials must have a specific media type specified to create Piece Count.|
Enter the exact number of physical items comprising the specific media type of the archival materials. Do not use commas.
To indicate the number of physical items needed to create a complete duplicate, use Reproduction Count. For example, a double-sided letter may have a piece count of three pages but a reproduction count of six pages.