TECHNICAL NOTICE (March 25, 2008)
Additions to the MARC Country and Geographic Area Code Lists
Network Development and MARC Standards Office
As the result of Kosovo declaring independence from Serbia in February 2008, new country and geographic area codes have been defined for use in MARC records.
1. MARC country code change
The new country code is:
* kv - Kosovo
Kosovo was previously coded rb for Serbia from February 2007-May 2008. From 1992-April 2007 it was coded yu for Serbia and Montenegro. Prior to October 1992, yu was used for Yugoslavia, which included the Socialist republics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.
2. MARC geographic area code change
The new geographic area code is:
* e-kv - Kosovo
Kosovo was previously coded e-rb for Serbia from February 2007-May 2008.
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 May 25, 2008. Questions regarding the country and geographic area codes should be directed to:
Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4305
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