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(E) Language codes used in MEDLINE - HOW TO CHANGE IT ?
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  07/31/2003 | Letters to the Editors | Unrated
(E) Language codes used in MEDLINE - HOW TO CHANGE IT ?

 

Language codes used in MEDLINE - HOW TO CHANGE IT ?

Dear Dr. Petri,

The language codes or abbreviations used in MEDLINE/PubMed correspond to those developed by the U.S. Library of Congress. The table of languages includes:

scc - Serbo-Croatian (Cyrillic)
scr - Serbo-Croatian (Roman)

We intend to continue to follow these standards set by the Library of Congress.

Sincerely yours,
James Marcetich
Head, Index Section
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894

james_marcetich@nlm.nih.gov
301-496-3262
301-402-2433 (FAX)

Contact fro Dr. Petri: nadan.petri@morh.hr

Op-ed

NFCA, CAA, Croatian Fraternal Union, Croatian Embassy in Washington DC, should find modus of how to address this issue to the Library of Congress. It is obvious that this will be changed in time, but THE time is the question. We want it NOW. Not 10 years from now. Administration is slow if it can afford to be. Pressure works. Congressman(woman) Senators etc. We pay taxes in this country, we have right to use our language with a proper name. Standards are set by people in higher power (Library of Congress), not by administrators that implement the rules (MEDLINE/PubMed). So, it is a waist of energy to push where it doesn't matter.

NB

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