US Library of Congress recognizes CROATIAN language
Just wanted to share great news with everybody, especially with all
Croatian physicians at home and in the world.
Thank you guys from CROWN for your support in this delicate matter.
I would say that we did it!
Many thanks and congratulations everybody!
CDR Nadan M. Petri, MD, PhD
Naval Medical Institute of the Croatian Navy
21000 Split, p/o box 196 (HRM)
Republic of Croatia
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 16:00:56 -0400
From: "James Marcetich" MarcetiJ@mail.nlm.nih.gov
Dear Dr. Petri,
Wanted you to know that we have checked with the US Library of Congress to see if they have updated their language designations...and they have. Croatian and Serbian are now considered to be separate languages.
We will be working to correspondingly update the language designations in MEDLINE/PubMed, but it is likely to take some weeks to accomplish. The work will be done as soon as practically possible.
Thank you again for your correspondence.
Head, Index Section
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894
Thanks to your persistence and a lead, battles like this, we win. Leverage that CROWN produces is something that we should've had long time ago, but better ever then never. The job is not done yet, but as I mentioned in my letter to the US Library of Congress: If they want to be backwards, that is their choice. What we are doing is inevitable and will be changed, regardless of what they say or think today or tomorrow. In a month, two, three, six or even 12, the world will recognize what we are fighting for. Name of the language is our right, not privilege. Longer they resist, longer they are part of the past and not the future that is more just and fair.
Thank you again,