Character position definition and scope:

A one-character numeric code that indicates whether the item was cataloged according to successive entry, latest entry, or integrated entry cataloging conventions.  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:  Mandatory.

Guidelines for applying content designators:




Successive entry


Latest entry


Integrated entry


No attempt to code

Content designator history:

In 1975, character position 008/34 was redefined.  Prior to the definition of variable data field 222 (Key Title) in 1975, 008/34 was defined as Title as it appears on the piece designator.  The defined codes were:  d (Different), t (Same as field 245), and m (Same as 1XX plus 245 fields).

006/17 and 008/34 SE  Successive/latest entry  [renamed, 2001]:  This field was renamed Entry convention in 2001 to accommodate integrating entry convention.

2 - Integrating entry  [new, 2001]

Related MARC fields or documents:

247  Former Title

547  Former Title Complexity Note

550  Issuing Body Note

780  Preceding Entry

785  Succeeding Entry

See also:

006 and 008:  Continuing Resources

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