|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Level Available||A/V Only||Public Element|
The date on which the audiovisual item was released for distribution.
|Purpose:||Provides contextual information and serves as an access point to allow users to retrieve and sort audiovisual items by release date.|
|Relationship:||This element is independent, but to have Release Date Qualifier, Release Date must be created.|
Enter the date on which the item was released.
Use Release Date Qualifier to indicate an uncertain or approximate date.
It is not necessary to explain any distinction between Release Date and other date elements in Date Note.