Character position definition and scope:

A one-character numeric code indicates whether or not the item or accompanying material includes a location index or gazetteer.  Information for this data element is derived from mention of an index or gazetteer in other parts of the bibliographic record (e.g., in the title or in a note).  A map index to adjoining sheets is not considered an index when coding this position.  This data element refers only to gazetteers, place name indexes, etc.  Graphic indexes such as index maps are not coded.  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

Content designator history:

008/31  Index  [obsolete, 1997]  [CAN/MARC only]:  Code 2 (Index or gazetteer accompanies cartographic item) was made obsolete in 1997.

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