Character position definition and scope:

A one-character numeric code indicates whether or not the item is a festschrift.

A festschrift is defined as a complimentary or memorial publication usually in the form of a collection of essays, addresses, or biographical, bibliographic, scientific, or other contributions.  It often embodies the results of research, issued in honor of a person, an institution, or a society, as a rule, on the occasion of an anniversary celebration.

A true festschrift generally mentions the person, institution, or society it commemorates on the chief source of information (i.e., title page).  The title of the work may or may not use the word festschrift.  Other indications that an item is a festschrift include phrases such as:  papers in honor of, in memory of, commemorating, and their equivalents in foreign languages.

A fill character ( | ) is used when no attempt has been made to code this 008 position.

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

Guidelines for applying content designators:




Not a festschrift




No attempt to code

See also:

006 and 008:  Books

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