by Alexander König

As the ISO standard for languages codes ISO 639-3 is widely accepted nowadays, the MPI has decided to adopt these codes as the new standard for metadata stored in its archive. In the process of moving to this new standard we have gone through all the metadata files currently stored in the archive and replaced older code schemes like the two-letter ISO 639-1 variants with their 639-3 equivalent. This was another step in harmonising the linguistic metadata in the archive to make it easier to use for researchers.