The National Archives Catalog


Production Series Title

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (700) None Item Yes Yes
Definition:

The name of a production series to which an audiovisual item belongs.

The word "series" is used in a non-archival sense: it specifically refers to motion pictures, sound recordings, or videotapes produced as a series, such as a television series or movie serials.

Purpose: To identify the production series of which the audiovisual item is a part.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Title. To have Production Series Title, Title must be created. Production Series Subtitle and Production Series Number are dependent on this element. To have Production Series Subtitle or Production Series Number, Production Series Title must be created.
Guidance:

Enter the production series title for the audiovisual item.

Be aware that Production Series Title may duplicate the Title used to describe the archival series to which an individual audiovisual item belongs.

Use initial capital letters. Do not end a title with a period.

If Production Series Title 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 Production Series Title.

Examples:
Production Series Title - Viewmaster Science Series
Production Series Subtitle - Physics
Production Series Title - Music for Today
Production Series Number - Series 2
Production Series Title - This is America
Production Series Number - 1


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