The National Archives Catalog


Piece Count

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Numeric (10) None Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
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.
Guidance:

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.

Examples:
3
80
47
1000


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