|Field Name:||Language Code|
|Requirement:||Mandatory, if applicable (that is, if the item contains text)|
|Vocabulary:||Yes (See below)|
|Dublin Core (DC) Mapping:||dc.language|
|MARC Mapping:||041 [0 ] $a; 008/35-37|
|CONTENTdm Data Type:||Text|
|Dublin Core Definition:||A language of the resource.|
|UA Definition:||The language of the item if the item contains text.|
If the item contains text, record the language(s) by assigning the appropriate three-letter code(s) from the MARC Code List for Languages, Code Sequence controlled vocabulary list (http://www.loc.gov/marc/languages/language_code.html). Enter one code for each language, including English.
Enter multiple language codes in the same field, separated by a semicolon and a space. Enter in order of their prominence, or if that is not applicable, in alphabetical order.
The following chart lists common language codes, along with language names.
For some collections, it may be desirable to provide the name of the language(s) in spelled-out form. If so, use the Language element in addition to Language Code.