The National Archives Catalog


Total 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 duration an audiovisual item that is part of a minute.

Purpose: Informs users of the total playing time of an 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 Running Time: Seconds. This element works in conjunction with Total Running Time: Minutes. The Guidance for this element explains the details of this relationship.
Guidance:

Enter the number of seconds for the total running time of the audiovisual item. To calculate the total running time, add together all the running times for the individual reels in an audiovisual film.

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

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

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   
59   


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