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My apologies, I hit send before I was finished!  The ISO abbreviations (I
believe) reflect the spelling of the language in that same language, so
"Croatian" is "hrv", Moldovian/Romanian is abbreviated "rum" (Rumanian).
Best,

Tessa

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Tessa Fallon <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> HRV=Hrvatska=Croatia.
> Cheers,
>
> Tessa
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> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Last month we upgraded our library search interface to a new tool which
>> reads various things from MARC records to enable easy faceted searches, for
>> example publication date, language, etc.  Some weird stuff showed up in the
>> language facet, and in investigating it, we uncovered an interesting factoid
>> which I thought I'd share.  EAD says that @LANGCODE in the LANGMATERIAL
>> element should use the ISO 639.2 codes; however, our new search tool
>> recognizes only MARC codes.  So I mapped the two to see how different they
>> were, and it turns out the two code lists are identical apart from three
>> instances.  Interestingly, all three are Eastern European languages --
>> Croatian (ISO code hrv and MARC code scr), Moldavian (ISO code rum and MARC
>> code mol), and Serbian (ISO code srp and MARC code scc).
>>
>> Anyone have any idea where/why they came up with "hrv" for Croatian??
>>
>> Michele
>>
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>> Special Collections Research Center
>> Syracuse University Libraries
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