Thirty-two character positions (00-31) that contain data elements that provide coded information about the record. The data elements are positionally defined. Each defined character position must contain either a defined code or a fill character ( | ). The fill character is used when no attempt is made to supply a defined code for a specific character position.
When holdings information is embedded in a MARC bibliographic record, this information may be contained in field 841 $b (Holdings Coded Data Values, Fixed-length data elements).
Computer-generated six-character numeric string that specifies the date the holdings report was first entered into machine-readable form. Date is given in the pattern yymmdd (yy for the year, mm for the month, and dd for the day).
Whether newly published parts of a multipart (Leader/06, code v) or serial item (Leader/06, code y) are being received.
Four characters indicate an intent to cancel, the effective date of a cancellation, or the date of the last expected part of a multipart or serial item (Leader/06, Type of record, code y) that is received on a continuing basis by the reporting organization. A date is recorded in the pattern yymm (2 for the year and 2 for the month).
Reporting organization's general retention policy for the bibliographic item.
Parts of an item are retained for a period of time or only parts or editions of the item are retained. Specific time or parts may be recorded in 008/13-15 (Specific retention policy).
Specific parts of the bibliographic item that are retained for a limited time by the reporting organization, when field 008/12 (General retention policy) contains code 6 (Retained for a limited period).
Blank (#) is used in each 008/13-15 character position when no specific retention policy is recorded.
Latest, including the current, time or part unit is retained.
Previous, not including the current, time or part unit is retained.
One-character number (1-9) that specifies the number of time units or parts that are retained. If the number of time units or parts exceeds 9, this information may be contained in subfield $x (Nonpublic note) or $z (Public note) of an 852 (Location) or 863-868 Holdings Data field. When Policy type is Latest (code l), the number includes the current time or part unit. When Policy type is Previous (code p), the number does not include the current time or part unit.
Describes either the period of retention or the part that is retained.
Estimation of the general extent of the holdings for a multipart (Leader/06, Type of record, code v) or serial item (Leader/06, Type of record, code y).
Either parts of the item are retained for a limited period (008/12, General retention policy, code 6) or no estimate of the completeness of the holdings is made.
Holdings statement is for a single-part item (Leader/06, Type of record, code x).
Three numeric characters indicate the number of copies represented in either a separate copy report (008/25, Separate or composite copy report, code 0) or a composite copy report (008/25, code 1). The number is right justified and each unused position contains a zero.
More specific information about the lending policy may be contained in field 845 (Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note).
Reporting organization's reproduction policy for the bibliographic item. More specific information about the reproduction policy may be contained in field 845 (Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note).
Three-character MARC code that indicates the language of coded data contained in the 863-865 Enumeration and Chronology fields that require a language table to generate chronological terms or ordinal numbers for the codes in a display. Code from: MARC Code List for Languages. There are two special codes:
Whether the holdings information represents a separate copy or a composite copy report.
Holdings report is for one copy of the bibliographic item.
Holdings statement is a consolidation of information about more than one copy of the same bibliographic item.
Six numeric characters indicate the currency of the holdings information. The date is recorded in the pattern yymmdd (yy for the year, mm for the month, and dd for the day). A date that consists of only year and month information is left justified and each unused position contains a zero. An unknown date is represented by six zeros.