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Technical Access Requirements Note

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (2000) None Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition: A description of the equipment needed to view the specific media type, such as a light table to view aerial film, or hardware and software to view archival materials on electronic media.
Purpose: Alerts users when equipment will be needed to access or view the specific media type.
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 Technical Access Requirements Note.
Guidance:

Enter a description of the equipment needed to access, listen to, or view the specific media type.

The element should only be used when the equipment is non-standard. There is no need to include "reader" for microfilm or "projector" for slides.

Do not use this element to describe access restrictions to the archival materials, instead use the Access Restriction Elements.

Do not use this element to describe restrictions on using or reproducing the archival materials, instead use the Use Restriction Elements.

Do not use this element to describe the physical restrictions or preservation restrictions to archival materials, instead use Physical Restriction Note.

Examples:
An open reel computer tape drive is required.
A light table is needed to view these aerial photographs.


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