|Vocabulary:||Yes (See below)|
|Dublin Core (DC) Mapping:||dc.language|
|MARC Mapping:||546 $a|
|CONTENTdm Data Type:||Text|
|Dublin Core Definition:||A language of the resource.|
|UA Definition:||The spelled-out form of the language of the item when deemed important for display and access.|
For some collections, it may be desirable to provide a spelled-out form of the Language Code element, particularly when the collection includes materials in languages other than English. If so, use the optional Language element to assign terms from the MARC Code List for Languages, Name Sequence controlled vocabulary list (http://www.loc.gov/marc/languages/language_name.html). Enter one name for each code to be listed in the Language Code element, including English.
Enter multiple languages in the same field, separated by a semicolon and a space. Enter names in order of their prominence, or if that is not applicable, in alphabetical order.
The following chart lists the names of common languages, along with their codes.