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MARC Code List for Geographic Areas

2006 Edition

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The 2006 edition of the MARC Code List for Geographic Areas (also online at: www.loc.gov/marc/geoareas/gacshome.html) is now available from the Library of Congress. This revision of the 2002 edition contains a list of up-to-date geographic areas and their associated one-to seven-character codes used in MARC records. The list includes separate codes for countries, first order political divisions of some countries, regions, and geographic features. References from variant forms are also included. Changes and additions since the previous edition include codes for Central Australia, Eastern Australia, Northern Australia and the Coral Sea Islands.

The list includes all valid codes and code assignments as of March 2006 and supersedes the 2002 edition of the MARC Code List for Geographic Areas. There are 4 newly assigned codes in this new publication.

MARC Code List for Geographic Areas (ISBN 0-8444-1148-5) is available for $20 (North America) and $22 (outside North America) from:

Library of Congress
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MARC 21 information, including future updates to this edition of the geographic areas list, may be found at: www.loc.gov/marc/.


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