The National Archives Catalog


Total Footage

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Numeric (10) None Item Yes Yes
Definition: The length in feet of all the reels or rolls that make up the entire copy of an audiovisual item.
Purpose: Provides the total footage of the audiovisual item.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Copy Status. Each copy of the archival materials must have a copy status specified to have Total Footage.
Guidance:

Enter the total footage measurement.

To calculate the total footage of the film or video, add the footage of all the individual reels in the physical occurrence.

Calculate the length in feet, not inches. Round off the length to the nearest foot.

Examples:
29   
432   
1002   
6748   


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