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New Character Sets in MDS-Maps, MDS-Music, MDS-Visual Materials, MDS-Computer Files

In order to expand the use of non-Latin scripts already used in bibliographic records, the MDS-Maps, MDS-Music, MDS-Visual Materials, and MDS-Computer Files records may now include records containing Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Greek, or Cyrillic script characters.  These elements will become valid for distribution no earlier than January 2008.

Any questions regarding the data content of these records can be directed to:

Cataloging Policy & Support Office
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November 19, 2007

Library of Congress Cataloging Distribution Service
Washington DC 20541-4912 USA
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