Difference between revisions of "MARC 372 Field of Activity"

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Refer to the following list for terms commonly used in the 372:
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MARC field 372 in the authority format contains information:
  
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* For a person: a field of endeavor, area of expertise, etc., in which the person is engaged or was engaged
* Acting (for people known primarily as actors it is not necessary to use Theater as well)
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* For a corporate body: a field of business in which the corporate body is engaged; its area of competence, responsibility, jurisdiction, etc.
* Book industries and trade ǂ2 lcsh (i.e., use the broad term for "field of activity" and a specific term for occupation, pending discussion on DCRM-L; goal: be able to move from more specific to more general and vice-versa by machine later, so need one type of term in one category, the other in the other).
 
* Calligraphy $2 lcsh
 
* Classical literature $2 lcsh (e.g. for commentaries on Virgil, translations from ancient Greek; there isn't a more specific term)
 
* Drama (for playwrights)
 
* Drawing
 
* English language |2 lcsh (added 21 Oct 2013
 
* English literature $2 lcsh (added Oct. 9, 2013) [e.g. for a scholar translating Shakespeare]
 
* Illustration of books $2 lcsh
 
* Painting $2 lcsh AND $2 lctgm (always prefer lcsh? or prefer lctgm if it means not having to repeat a field? --[[User:ErinBlake|Erin Blake]] ([[User talk:ErinBlake|talk]]) 21:06, 7 January 2015 (EST))
 
* Poetry (for poets)
 
* Preaching $2 lcsh (added Oct. 9, 2013)
 
* Printmaking $2 lctgm
 
* Printselling -- but need to find an authorized form
 
* Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 |2 naf (for Shakespeare scholars, biographers, et al.)
 
* Theater $2 lcsh (i.e., theater-folk broadly speaking, incl. directing; also use narrower term "Acting" when appropriate)
 
* Translating and interpreting $2 lcsh
 
* Writing $2 lcsh (i.e., what people who write penmanship manuals do)
 
  
Considered, but rejected:
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* Renaissance humanism (it isn't in lcsh, and it isn't a field of activity)
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This field is repeatable.
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==Commonly-used tags==
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Indicators
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Undefined
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Subfield delimiters
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ǂa Occupation (R)
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ǂs Start period (NR)
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ǂt End period (NR)
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ǂ2 Source of term (NR)
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==Policy and formulation==
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* Refer to local constant data (in the Shared Authorities file in [[Connexion client|Connexion]]) for frequently-used terms.
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* Prefer AAT or LCSH; however, any [[Controlled vocabularies|controlled vocabulary]] is acceptable.
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===Persons===
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* Restrict to actual fields of endeavor; don't apply to literary or artistic movements.
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* Use broader terms in the 372 field, and specific terms in the [[MARC 374 Occupation|374]] field.
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372  ‡a Book industries and trade ‡2 lcsh
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374  ‡a Publishers ‡2 aat
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* Use Shakespeare as field of activity for all people who have anything to do with Shakespeare--which we know because we're cataloging it--even if it's only one thing and the person is completely obscure.
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** Other personal name headings may be used in 372, but apply these more conservatively than with Shakespeare.
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* Terms can indicate both practitioners and scholars/critics. For example, use '''Music''' for musicians ''and'' musicologists; '''Theater''' for actors ''and'' theater historians.
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* When establishing translators, include a subfield ‡a for the language they are translating a work ''from''. (Include the language that a work has been translated ''into'' in the 377.)
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===Corporate bodies===
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* Use broader terms in the [[MARC 368 Other Attributes of Person or Corporate Body|368]] field, and specific terms in the 372 field.
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368  ‡a Business (business enterprises) ‡a Publishing houses ‡2 aat
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372  ‡a Book industries and trade ‡2 lcsh
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372  ‡a Publishing ‡2 aat
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==External links==
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* [http://www.loc.gov/marc/authority/ad372.html MARC Authority 372]
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* [http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=InfobaseMaauth00097&f MARC Authority 372 in Cataloger's Desktop] (Access limited by licensing agreements)
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* [http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=InfobaseMaauth00311&f LC guidelines for MARC Authority 372 in Cataloger's Desktop] (Access limited by licensing agreements)
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* [http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&doc_action=setdoc&doc_keytype=foliodestination&doc_key=dcmz1372&hash=372&f DCM Z1 (372)] (Access limited by licensing agreements)
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[[Category: Cataloging]]
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[[Category: Staff policies and procedures]]
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[[Category:MARC]]

Latest revision as of 14:46, 16 January 2019

MARC field 372 in the authority format contains information:

  • For a person: a field of endeavor, area of expertise, etc., in which the person is engaged or was engaged
  • For a corporate body: a field of business in which the corporate body is engaged; its area of competence, responsibility, jurisdiction, etc.


This field is repeatable.

Commonly-used tags

Indicators

Undefined

Subfield delimiters

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

Policy and formulation

  • Refer to local constant data (in the Shared Authorities file in Connexion) for frequently-used terms.
  • Prefer AAT or LCSH; however, any controlled vocabulary is acceptable.

Persons

  • Restrict to actual fields of endeavor; don't apply to literary or artistic movements.
  • Use broader terms in the 372 field, and specific terms in the 374 field.
372  ‡a Book industries and trade ‡2 lcsh
374  ‡a Publishers ‡2 aat
  • Use Shakespeare as field of activity for all people who have anything to do with Shakespeare--which we know because we're cataloging it--even if it's only one thing and the person is completely obscure.
    • Other personal name headings may be used in 372, but apply these more conservatively than with Shakespeare.
  • Terms can indicate both practitioners and scholars/critics. For example, use Music for musicians and musicologists; Theater for actors and theater historians.
  • When establishing translators, include a subfield ‡a for the language they are translating a work from. (Include the language that a work has been translated into in the 377.)

Corporate bodies

  • Use broader terms in the 368 field, and specific terms in the 372 field.
368  ‡a Business (business enterprises) ‡a Publishing houses ‡2 aat
372  ‡a Book industries and trade ‡2 lcsh
372  ‡a Publishing ‡2 aat

External links