Character position definition and scope:

A one-character numeric code indicates whether newly published parts of a multipart (Leader/06, Type of record, code v) or serial item (Leader/06, code y) are being received by the reporting organization.  Code 2 is used for single-part items (Leader/06, code x) and for completed multipart or serial items.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

Code:

Description:

0

Unknown

1

Other receipt or acquisition status

2

Received and complete or ceased

3

On order

4

Currently received

5

Not currently received

For information on other 008 character positions, see:

008  Fixed-Length Data Elements

See also:

Variable Control Fields