Criteria for languages?

Michael Everson everson at
Tue Dec 1 20:01:57 CET 2009

On 1 Dec 2009, at 17:47, ISO639-3 at wrote:

> There are dozens of examples in the Library of Congress cataloging  
> records which specifically state that the content is Latgalian, but  
> the tag in the fixed length fields (008, 041) is 'lav'. Furthermore,  
> their documentation (the MARC Code List for Languages) states that  
> 'lav' should be used in this field when the content is in Latgalian.

Well, it shouldn't be difficult to re-tag "dozens" of records.

I might point out that all of the Irish records were re-tagged some  
years back. I could look up the details, but it had to do with iri/gle  
along with gla, glv, ga, gd, and gv.

Michael Everson *

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