Monday, October 22, 2007

MARC Language Code

News from the MARC folks. A new 2007 edition of the MARC Language Code list is now available. The publication is presented in PDF with bookmarks for navigation. The list is published from a new XML file that is also made available from the site. The services available from the XML file will be enhanced over the coming months as the other MARC code lists are also released.

Sounds like there may be an API for accessing the code lists. Nice. Then the ILS could just tap that file rather than maintain internal lists and always have current info. That would make the codes useful to other communities as well.

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