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Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard: Language Element

6. LANGUAGE

Definition: The language of the content of the record.
Purpose: To allow searches to be restricted to records in a specific language.
Rationale: Will be of use to agencies which deal with material originating in foreign countries or which produce records in languages other than English.
Obligation: Optional
Applicability: Applicable at the record and/or record series level.
Use Conditions: This element shall be linked to elements 12. AGGREGATION LEVEL and 14. RECORD IDENTIFIER.
Repeatable: Yes
Sub-elements: -
Default Value: eng (English)
Assigned By: System-assigned. Changes to the default value should be entered manually by an authorized agent.
Schemes: ISO 639-2 standard for language encoding.
Comments: -

 Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard: Version 1.2, April 2003.


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