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MARC field 372 in the authority format contains information:
  
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
*For a person: a field of endeavor, area of expertise, etc., in which the person is engaged or was engaged
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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.
*For a corporate body: a field of business in which the corporate body is engaged, its area of competence, responsibility, jurisdiction, etc.
 
  
==Policy and formulation==
 
*Prefer broader term "Book industries and trade" for Field of activity, and "Booksellers" for Occupation
 
*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 terribly obscure
 
*Restrict to actual fields of endeavor; don't apply to literary or artistic movements
 
*Use whichever controlled vocabulary is most convenient for the cataloger
 
==Confirmed terms==
 
For terms agreed on in second round of NACO training, winter/spring 2014-2015
 
372  Book industries and trade ǂ2 lcsh
 
372  Christianity ǂ2 lcsh
 
 
  
==Legacy terms==
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This field is repeatable.
{{Legacy-section}}
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This is the list the catalogers came up when first being trained but before much experience in autumn 2013. All terms here should be reconsidered and others added.
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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)
  
Refer to the following list for terms commonly used in the 372:
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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.
  
(brainstormed... verified forms say so)
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===Persons===
* Acting (for people known primarily as actors it is not necessary to use Theater as well)
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* Restrict to actual fields of endeavor; don't apply to literary or artistic movements.
* 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).
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* Use broader terms in the 372 field, and specific terms in the [[MARC 374 Occupation|374]] field.  
* Calligraphy $2 lcsh
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372  ‡a Book industries and trade ‡2 lcsh
* Classical literature $2 lcsh (e.g. for commentaries on Virgil, translations from ancient Greek; there isn't a more specific term)
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374  ‡a Publishers ‡2 aat
* Drama (for playwrights)
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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.
* Drawing
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** Other personal name headings may be used in 372, but apply these more conservatively than with Shakespeare.
* English language |2 lcsh (added 21 Oct 2013)
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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.
* English literature $2 lcsh (added Oct. 9, 2013) [e.g. for a scholar translating Shakespeare]
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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.)
* 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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===Corporate bodies===
* Renaissance humanism (it isn't in lcsh, and it isn't a field of activity)
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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
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.loc.gov/marc/authority/ad372.html MARC Authority 372]
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* [http://www.loc.gov/marc/authority/ad372.html MARC Authority 372]
*[http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=InfobaseMaauth00097&f MARC Authority 372 in Cataloger's Desktop] (Access limited to Folger staff)
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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)
*[http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=InfobaseMaauth00311&f LC guidelines for MARC Authority 372 in Cataloger's Desktop] (Access limited to Folger staff
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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)
*[http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&doc_action=setdoc&doc_keytype=foliodestination&doc_key=dcmz1372&hash=372&f DCM Z1 (372)] (Access limited to Folger staff)
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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)
  
  
 
[[Category: Cataloging]]
 
[[Category: Cataloging]]
 
[[Category: Staff policies and procedures]]
 
[[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