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Question 05: Control Number

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5. What is the Control Number?

a. A number automatically assigned by the software so that it can keep track of the record.

b. A unique number assigned to each tape.

c. The lowest number found written on the tape.

d. The number of the shelf where the tape is stored.

e. The oldest number assigned to each tape.

You're right, the correct answer is "B". Answer a. is the definition of the System Control Number. Although it might be the case that the Control Number is the lowest number written on the tape, that is not the deciding factor. The Control Number should be assigned based on a consistent and documented system that creates a unique number for each tape. Answer d. is the definition of the Shelf Location. The oldest number assigned to each tape has probably been superceded and belongs in the Old Number field.

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