MARC 374 Occupation

MARC field 374 in the authority format contains information about profession or occupation in which a person works or has worked, including dates applicable. This field is repeatable.

Commonly-used tags



Subfield delimiters

ǂa Occupation (R)
ǂs Start period (NR) 
ǂt End period (NR) 
ǂ2 Source of term (NR)

Policy and formulation

  • Use specific terms (in contrast to broad terms preferred for field 372).
  • Use whichever controlled vocabulary is most convenient for the cataloger.
  • Terms need to be justified
  • Use "authors" for authors of fiction, belle-lettres, freelance professionals, and others who are described as authors. Use a narrower term if that's what they're known for, such as poets or novelists

Controlled vocabularies for occupations

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