The National Archives Catalog

Tape Thickness

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (15) Tape Thickness List Item Yes Yes


Definition: The thickness of the tape on which the audiovisual item has been recorded.


Purpose: Provides information useful for preservation.


Relationship: This element is dependent on Media Type. Each media occurrence of the archival materials must have a media type specified to create Tape Thickness.


Guidance: Choose the correct term from the Tape Thickness Authority List.




0.5 mil


1.0 mil

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