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372 - Field of Activity (R)


MARC 21 Authority - Full
October 2009

First Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined

Second Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined


Subfield Codes
$a - Field of activity (R)
$s - Start period (NR)
$t - End period (NR)
$u - Uniform Resource Identifier (R)
$v - Source of information (R)
$0 - Record control number (R)
$2 - Source of term (NR)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

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.

The field is repeated if the entity has multiple fields of activity for different time periods.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Field of activity
A field of endeavor or area of expertise in which the person or corporate body is or was engaged.
100 1#$aHudson, David$cdidjeridu player
372 ##$adidjeridu player
110 2#$aNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
372 ##$aThe North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a political and military alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949.
$s - Start period
The starting date of engagement in a field of endeavor or field of business for a person or corporate body.
$t - End period
The end date of engagement in a field of endeavor or field of business for a person or corporate body.
$u - Uniform Resource Identifier
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), for example a URL or URN, which provides electronic access data in a standard syntax. This data can be used for automated access to an electronic item using one of the Internet protocols.
In field 372, subfield $u is used to record the location of the source of the information about field of activity accessible electronically.
$v - Source of information
Source where the information recorded in field 372 was found if not through a URI.
$0 - Record control number
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$2 - Source of term
Specifies a code that identifies the source of a controlled vocabulary term for activity terms in subfield $a.
Code from: Subject Heading and Term Source Codes.
$6 - Linkage
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$8 - Field link and sequence number
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.

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