Friday, November 21, 2003

MARC Code List for Languages

This is a recent notice from LC:
The following codes have been approved for use in the international language code standard, ISO 639-2 (Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages--Part 2: alpha-3 code) and are likewise being added to the MARC Code List for Languages. They will be included in the next edition of the MARC Code List for Languages (date to be announced).
  • New code Language name Previously coded
  • byn Bilin cus (Cushitic (Other))
  • dsb Lower Sorbian wen (Sorbian languages)
  • hsb Upper Sorbian wen (Sorbian languages)
  • jbo Lojban (Artificial language) n/a
LC Implementation Plans
Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting these changes in all distribution services not earlier than January 21, 2004.

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