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TECHNICAL NOTICE (January 6, 2009)

Changes to MARC Code List for Languages

Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress

The following change has 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 is consequently also changed in the MARC Code List for Languages.

Language name New language name Previously coded Now coded
       
Moldavian Moldovan mol rum

The language code “mol” will no longer be used for the variant of the Romanian language that is spoken in the Republic of Moldova known as Moldovan or Moldavian.  In the MARC Code List for Languages, Moldovan will be listed as follows:

Moldovan
           Assigned collective code [rum]
          (Romanian)
          UF       Moldavian

Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting these changes in all distribution services not earlier than March 6, 2009.

Questions regarding this language code change should be directed to:

Network Development & MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4402
(202) 707-6237
E-MAIL: [email protected]

 


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