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Cataloging Moving Image Materials

Country Of Production (MARC field 257)

This area is used to record country of producing entity for unreleased archival films and performing arts documentation particularly when items are produced in countries other than the U.S.

3C1. Record the name of the country only. Do not name cities, counties, states, etc.

3C2. [LC AMIM RI (Rule interpretation) 3C2.] Record the complete name of the country, except for the following countries; for these, the listed standard abbreviations may be used:

U.S.United States
U.K.England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
U.S.S.R.Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (the period 1917-1991)

Examples:245 00 |a Avant-garde-arama arriba!! |h [videorecording]
 257 -- |a U.S.
  
 245 00 |a South Africa native dances [...]
 257 -- |a South Africa.

3C7. Record the names of countries in English.

3C8. For international co-productions, record the names of the countries of co-production in the order in which the work was released in those countries.

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