Monday, October 22, 2007

Additions to MARC Code List for Languages

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 also being added to the MARC Code List for Languages. These are being published in the new 2007 edition of the MARC Code List for Languages.

New code Language name Previously coded

rup Aromanian roa

syc Syriac n/a

Note that this is a new code for Classical Syriac; the existing code "syr" is changing its caption to: Syriac, Modern

zbl Blissymbolics n/a

LC Implementation Plans
Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting these changes in all distribution services not earlier than January 22, 2008.

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