MARC 372 Field of Activity

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Refer to the following list for terms commonly used in the 372:

(brainstormed... verified forms say so)

  • Acting (for people known primarily as actors it is not necessary to use Theater as well)
  • 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? --Erin Blake (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:

  • Renaissance humanism (it isn't in lcsh, and it isn't a field of activity)