Outer Container is a parent element for three subelements describing the container(s) housing the resource: value, unit, and dimensions. The outer container is defined as a non-integral, easily removable enclosure such as a 35mm can, a cardboard box, or a jewel case, in contrast with a shell, defined as an integral, non-removable enclosure such as a cartridge or cassette. Outer container is described in terms of the number and type of containers, and their dimensions. It is recorded for its shelving implications. If there are multiple nested containers (for example, a cardboard box holding several film cans), describe both if you consider it important. Otherwise, describe the outermost container.
Outer Container - Value
The number of outer (non-integral) containers holding the resource being described.
The integer recorded here is designed to precede the Outer Container type and (optionally) dimensions in public displays, resulting in a statement such as:
3 cartons (14 x 14 x 8 in.)
1 jewel case
An Arabic numeral, positive integer.
Outer Container - Unit
The type of outer (non-integral) container holding the resource being described, e.g., 35mm film can; cardboard carton.
The measurements of the outer (non-integral) container holding the resource being described.
Format as H x W x D, followed by an abbreviated unit of measure, e.g., in., cm. Use positive integers, rounding up. Height is the longest dimension of the object; width is the second longest; depth is the shortest.