USMARC CODE LIST CHANGES FOR HONG KONG AND CONGO
Two changes will be incorporated to the _USMARC Code List for
Countries_ because of political developments.
As a result of the return of Hong Kong to China's rule, the
USMARC country code for Hong Kong is being revised. Previously it
was coded [hk] (Hong Kong); it will now be included under China
The caption for the former Zaire is being changed to Congo
(Democratic Republic); however, the country code [cg] will remain
The codes for both countries will remain the same in the
_USMARC Code List for Geographic Areas_.
Summary of changes to the USMARC country code list
previous name new name previous code new code
Hong Kong USE China hk cc
Zaire Congo cg cg
Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting
these changes in all distribution services not earlier than Oct.
20, 1997. Questions regarding the country codes should be directed
Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4305
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July 16, 1997