The National Archives Catalog

Reproduction Count

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


Definition: The exact number of parts or sides of the physical items needed to create a complete duplicate of the specific media type of the archival materials.


Purpose: Indicates the number of physical items (pages, reels, etc.) that need to be copied to create a complete reproduction.


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 Reproduction Count.



Enter the exact number of parts or sides of physical items that need to be copied to create a complete reproduction of the specified media type. Do not use commas.

Only indicate Reproduction Count if it differs from Piece Count. For example, a double-sided letter may have piece count of three pages but a reproduction count of six pages.

Only use this element if the item can be reproduced.











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