Monday, August 15, 2011

Additions to the MARC Country and Geographic Area Code Lists

de Südsudan en Southern Sudan ru Южный СуданImage via WikipediaAs the result of the split of Republic of the Sudan (or conventional short form: Sudan) into Sudan and South Sudan in July 2011, new country and geographic area codes are being defined for use in MARC records.

The coding for Republic of the Sudan will remain the current coding for Sudan: country code sj and GAC f-sj.
  1. MARC country code changes

    The new country code is:
    • sd - South Sudan
    South Sudan was previously coded sj for Sudan before August 2011.
  2. MARC geographic area code changes

    The new geographic area codes is:
    • f-sd - South Sudan
    South Sudan was previously coded f-sj for Sudan before August 2011.