The National Archives Catalog


Running Time: Seconds

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Numeric (2) None Item Yes Yes
Definition:

The segment of the individual parts (reels, tapes, rolls) of an audiovisual item that is a part of a minute.

Purpose: Informs users of the playing time of the audiovisual item.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Media Type. Each media occurrence of the archival materials must have a media type specified to create Running Time: Seconds. Running Time: Seconds works in conjunction with Running Time: Minutes. The Guidance for this element explains the details of this relationship.
Guidance:

Enter the number of seconds for the running time of the audiovisual item. Each part (reel, roll, tape) should be described as a separate media type.

If the running time is more than five minutes, this element will be left empty.

If the running time is less than five minutes, indicate it as minutes and seconds. To do this:

  • enter the number of minutes in Running Time: Minutes
  • enter the number of seconds in Running Time: Seconds.

Do not enter the length as "150" seconds, instead enter it as "2" minutes and "30" seconds.

Do not enter the length as "60" seconds, instead enter it as "1" minute.

Examples:
5
10
25
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