Character position definition and scope:

A one-character numeric code indicates whether or not an item includes an index to its own contents.  Information for this data element is derived from mention of an index in another part of the bibliographic record (e.g, in the title, or in a note).  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:




No index


Index present


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