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TECHNICAL NOTICE (February 28, 2007)

Additions to the MARC Country and Geographic Area Code Lists

Network Development and MARC Standards Office


As the result of both Montenegro and Serbia declaring independence from the state union of Serbia and Montenegro in June 2006, new country and geographic area codes are being defined for use in MARC records.

1. MARC country code changes

The new country codes are:

Both were previously coded yu for Serbia and Montenegro from 1992-April 2007. Prior to October 1992, yu was used for Yugoslavia, which included the Socialist republics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.

The country code yu will become obsolete for new records.

2. MARC geographic area code changes

The new geographic area codes are:

Yugoslavia [e-yu] will be retained for works on Yugoslavia as a whole (including the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) and former Yugoslav republics before they separated.

Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting these changes in all distribution services not earlier than April 28, 2007. Questions regarding the country and geographic area codes should be directed to:

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


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