# - Undefined
$a - Field of activity (R)
$0 - Record control number (R)
Field of activity for a person or a corporate body:
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.
For a person: a field of endeavour, area of expertise, etc., in which the person is engaged or was engaged. (RDA 22.214.171.124)
For a corporate body: a field of business in which the corporate body is engaged, its area of competence, responsibility, jurisdiction, etc. (RDA 126.96.36.199)
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 external or supplemental information accessible electronically.
100 1# $a Hudson, David $c didjeridu player 372 ## $a didjeridu player [field of activity included in 100 to differentiate from other Hudson, David]
110 2# $a North Atlantic Treaty Organization 372 ## $a The 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. [Field of activity]
Field of activity is required for a person whose name consists of a phrase or appellation not conveying the idea of a person. For other persons, field of activity is required when needed to distinguish a person from another person with the same name.
The field includes subfield $2 so that if a controlled vocabulary is used, the source of the term used can be recorded.
Subfields for for dates (start period and end period) have also been included as the data recorded in the field may change over time. Subfield $a is repeatable and subfields $s and $t are non repeatable as a person or corporate body may have more than one field of activity at a time. If this varies over time, the field is repeated.
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