MARC: News and Announcements (Feb. 23, 2006)
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|
|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:
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