Character position definition and scope:

These two character positions are undefined for Maps.  They contain blanks or fill characters.

Record requirements for National-level and Minimal-level records:  Optional.

Content designator history:

In 1980, the definition for the character positions 008/26-27 Publisher code (MP) was made obsolete.  The recording of a map publisher code in these character positions was made obsolete in 1980.  The name of the publisher may be contained in subfield $b of field 260 Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint).

See also:

006 and 008:  Maps

006 and 008:  Cross Reference Tables by Type of Material

006/01-17:  Character Positions by Type of Material

006  Fixed-Length Data Elements - Additional Material Characteristics

008/00-39:  Character Positions by Type of Material

008  Fixed-Length Data Elements