MARC: News and Announcements ( August 30, 2005 )

TECHNICAL NOTICE (August 30, 2005)

Additions to MARC Code List for Languages

Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress

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.

New code Language name Previously coded
ain Ainu mis (Miscellaneous languages)
alt Southern Altai tut (Altaic (Other))

LC Implementation Plans
Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting these changes in all distribution services not earlier than November 30, 2005.

Questions regarding the MARC language codes should be directed to:

Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4305
(202) 707-4380

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