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TECHNICAL NOTICE (Feb. 23, 2006)

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
anp Angika bih (Bihari)
frr Northern Frisian n/a
frs Eastern Frisian n/a
gsw Swiss German ger (German)
krl Karelian fiu (Finno-Ugrian (Other))
srn Sranan cpe (Creoles and Pidgins, English-based (Other))
zxx No linguistic content Previously coded as 3 blanks in 008/35-37

LC Implementation Plans
Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting these changes in all distribution services not earlier than June 1, 2006.

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
E-MAIL: [email protected]

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