This is a mandatory field. Every record must include the MIME Type of the access file.
|Repeatable||Yes. Enter each format in the same field, separated by a semicolon and a space.|
|Vocabulary||Yes. Choose “Use a controlled vocabulary from another field or collection” and select “MIME."|
|Definition||The Internet Media Type (aka MIME type) of the digital resource. Format is used to describe the software, hardware, or other equipment needed to display or operate the resource.|
Refer to the object attached to the record (the access file), not the archival master file.
Use IANA MIME Media Types
Some digital objects may involve more than one format, e.g. an oral history interview may include audio and text. Separate each entry by a semicolon and a space.
The Format element may influence a user’s decision whether or not to access the described resource. When the resource being described requires the use of software, hardware, or other infrastructures that are external to the resource itself, record that information in the Relation.requires element.
|Template||Yes. If all items in a collection are of the same format, use the Template Creator to input the data once for all records.|