The 2003 edition of the MARC Code List for Languages is now available from the Library of Congress. This new publication contains a list of languages and their associated three-character alphabetic codes that allow for the designation of the language or languages in MARC records. References from variant forms and specific language names assigned to group codes are included. This edition contains 457 discrete codes, of which 55 are used for groups of languages.
The list includes all valid codes and code assignments as of February 2003 and supersedes the 2000 edition of the MARC Code List for Languages. There are 24 code additions and 5 changed code captions in this edition.
MARC Code List for Languages (ISBN 0-8444-1070-5) is available for $20 (North America) and $ 22 (outside North America) from:
MARC 21 information, including future additions to the MARC language code list, may be found at: www.loc.gov/marc/.
May 5, 2003
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