The Language Metadata Table (LMT): Useful Resources and Links
a guest post from Yonah Levenson, LMT Chair and Manager of Metadata Strategy at WarnerMedia
The DCL Learning Series hosted a webinar detailing the Language Metadata Table (LMT) and how it can help organizations manage media assets. The Language Metadata Table (LMT) was created to provide a unified source of reference for language codes for use throughout the media and entertainment industries. But the LMT can be useful across many industries and use cases.
The core drivers for the creation of the LMT:
To create a standardized table of language codes for implementation by entertainment and other industries using IETF BCP 47 (a.k.a., RFC 5646).
To facilitate efficient and consistent LMT usage through best practices.
To extend LMT code values through vetted field definitions and approved language code values with a community of thought leaders who focus on information and data from the business, professional associations, and academic institutions through the exchange of knowledge and collaboration.
Check out the full webinar below for an in-depth explanation of the LMT and ways it can support your organization where language metadata is concerned:
LMT Resources and Links
General inquiries - LMT@mesalliance.org
Updates & edition requests - LMT@mesalliance.org
Direct contact with the Co-chairs - LMTChairs@mesalliance.org
https://www.mesalliance.org/language-metadata-table (scroll down for current docs)
Validator for checking codes: https://r12a.github.io/app-subtags/
ISO 639-3 Registration Authority: https://iso639-3.sil.org/
IANA Language Subtag Registry https://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry/language-subtag-registry