008 Fixed Field codes
 
Code the following 008 positions.
a)  008-06, Receipt or acquisition status
0 = Unknown
1 = Other receipt or acquisitions status
3 = On order
4 = Currently received
5 = Not currently received
 
b)  008-07, Method of acquisition
d = Deposit
e = Exchange
f = Free
g = Gift
p = Purchase
u = Unknown
z = Other method of acquisitions
 
c)  008-12, General retention policy
0 = Unknown
1 = Other general retention policy
2 = Retained except as replaced by updates
3 = Sample issue retained
4 = Retained until replaced by microform
5 = Retained until replaced by cumulation, replacement volume, or revision
6 = Retained for a limited period
7 = Not retained
8 = Permanently retained
 
d)  008-16, Completeness
0 = Other
1 = Complete  (library holds at least 95% of the partsof the item)
2 = Incomplete  (library holds 50-94% of the parts of the item)
3 = Scattered
4 = Not applicable
 
e)  008-22 through 008-24, Language
three blanks = holdings statement contains no coded chron data or ordinal numbers
xxx =  choose appropriate three-letter language code for language of captions
Language code is not required for monographs; optional for serials.