Field definition and scope:

Field 372 contains --

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.

Field 372 is repeated if the entity has multiple fields of activity for different time periods.

The National level record requirement for this field is Optional.

Field 372 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

For indicator and subfield code definitions and examples, National level (NLR) record requirements, and designator repeatability, see table below:

Position

Description

NLR

Repeatability

Field 372

Field of Activity

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Field of activity

M

R

$s

Start period

A

NR

$t

End period

A

NR

$u

Uniform Resource Identifier

A

R

$v

Source of information

A

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

A

R

$2

Source of term

A

NR

$6

Linkage

A

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

R

Content designator history:

Field 372 - Field of Activity  [new, 2009]

LC Guidelines:

 372  Field of Activity

DCM Z1 Instructions:

 372  Field of Activity

Related MARC fields or documents:

RDA in MARC Authority Data

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Subject Heading and Term Source Codes

See also:

1XX, 3XX  Headings

Variable Data Fields