As the result of the split of Republic of the Sudan (or conventional short form: Sudan) into Sudan and South Sudan in July 2011, new country and geographic area codes are being defined for use in MARC records.
The coding for Republic of the Sudan will remain the current coding for Sudan: country code sj and GAC f-sj.
The new country code is:
South Sudan was previously coded sj for Sudan before August 2011.
The new geographic area codes is:
South Sudan was previously coded f-sj for Sudan before August 2011.
Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting these changes in all distribution services not earlier than October 15, 2011. Questions regarding the country and geographic area codes should be directed to:
Policy and Standards Division
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4305
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