Character position definition and scope:

A three-character MARC code indicates the language of coded data contained in the 863-865 Enumeration and Chronology fields that require a language table to generate chronological terms or ordinal numbers for the codes in a display of the holdings statement.  The source of the code is MARC Code List for Languages that is maintained by the Library of Congress.  The code is an authoritative-agency data element.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

Special Code:







See:  Example

Related MARC fields or documents:

863-865  Enumeration and Chronology Fields

MARC Code List for Languages

For information on other 008 character positions, see:

008  Fixed-Length Data Elements

See also:

Variable Control Fields