Character position definition and scope:

A one-character numeric code that indicates whether the holdings information represents a separate copy or a composite copy report.

A separate copy report contains holdings information for one copy of a bibliographic item.  If more copies are held by the organization, a separate holdings report is made for each copy.

A composite copy report consolidates into a single holdings report information about two or more copies of the same bibliographic item that are held at a single location or at one or more sublocations within the organization.

The number of copies reported is contained in 008/17-19 (Number of copies reported).

Guidelines for applying content designators:




Separate copy report


Composite copy report

Related MARC field or document:

008/17-19  Number of copies reported

For information on other 008 character positions, see:

008  Fixed-Length Data Elements

See also:

Variable Control Fields