TECHNICAL NOTICE  (March 10, 2003)

Additions to MARC Code List for Languages
Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress

The following codes have 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 are likewise being added to the
MARC Code List for Languages. They will be included in the forthcoming
2003 edition of the MARC Code List for Languages.

New code       Language name             Previously coded

ady            Adygei                    cau (Caucasian (Other))
arg            Aragonese Spanish         spa (Spanish)
crh            Crimean Tatar             tut (Altaic (Other))
dar            Dargwa                    cau (Caucasian (Other))
hat            Haitian French Creole     cpf (Creoles and Pidgins,
                                              French-based (Other))
inh            Ingush                    cau (Caucasian (Other))
kbd            Kabardian                 cau (Caucasian (Other))
nog            Nogai                     tut (Altaic (Other))
udm            Udmurt                    fiu (Finno-Ugrian (Other))
xal            Kalmyk                    tut (Altaic (Other))

LC Implementation Plans

Subscribers can anticipate receiving MARC records reflecting these
changes in all distribution services not earlier than June 10, 2003.

Questions regarding the MARC language codes should be directed to:

Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4305
(202) 707-4380
E-MAIL:  [log in to unmask]

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