Character position definition and scope:

The Date entered on file contains a computer-generated, six-character numeric string that indicates the date the MARC record was first entered into machine-readable form.  The date is recorded in the pattern yymmdd (yy for the year, mm for the month, and dd for the day).

The date entered on file in 008/00-05 is never changed.  The date and time of latest transaction information in field 005 changes each time a transaction is made to the record.  The latest transaction information enables an organization handling more than one version of a record to identify the most current version.

The fill character ( | ) is not allowed in any of these positions.

See:  Example

Input conventions:

Field 008/00-05 is usually system generated.

Related MARC field or document:

005  Date of Time of Latest Transaction

See also:

008  Fixed-Length Data Elements

Variable Control Fields