EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <occupation> Occupation

Description:

A term identifying a type of work, profession, trade, business, or avocation significantly reflected in the materials being described.

All occupations in a finding aid do not have to be tagged. One option is to tag those occupations for which access other than basic, undifferentiated keyword retrieval is desired. Use of controlled vocabulary forms is recommended to facilitate access to occupations within and across finding aid systems. The <occupation> element may be used in many text elements. To indicate an occupation with major representation in the described materials, nest <occupation> within the <archdesc> <controlaccess> element.

Use the SOURCE attribute to specify the vocabulary from which the term has been taken. The AUTHFILENUMBER attribute can be used to identify a link to an authority file record that has more information about the occupation.

Do not confuse with <function>, which designates the spheres of activities and processes that generated the described materials, e.g., collecting taxes or entertaining.

Do not confuse with the ROLE attribute available on the various name elements, e.g., <corpname>, <persname>, <famname>, etc., which may be used to specify the relationship of a name to the described materials, e.g., "compiler," "creator," "collector," or "subject."

See also the related access terms under <controlaccess>.

The <occupation> element is comparable to MARC field 656.

May contain:

#PCDATA, emph, extptr, lb, ptr

May occur within:

controlaccess, entry, event, extref, extrefloc, indexentry, item, label, namegrp, p, physdesc, physfacet, ref, refloc, unittitle

Attributes:

ALTRENDER#IMPLIED, CDATA
AUDIENCE#IMPLIED, external, internal
AUTHFILENUMBER#IMPLIED, CDATA
ENCODINGANALOG#IMPLIED, CDATA
ID #IMPLIED, ID
NORMAL#IMPLIED, CDATA
OTHERSOURCE #IMPLIED, CDATA
SOURCE #IMPLIED, aat, aacr2, cdwa, dot, gmgpc, lcnaf, lcsh, lctgm, local, mesh, mim, ncarules, nmc, rad, rbgenr, tgn, ulan, othersource

Example:

<archdesc level="collection" langmaterial="eng">
<did>[...]</did>
<controlaccess><head>Selected Search Terms</head>
[other possible elements and text... ]
<controlaccess><head>Occupations:</head>
<occupation encodinganalog="656">Dramatists</occupation>
<occupation encodinganalog="656">Librarians of Congress</occupation>
<occupation encodinganalog="656">Poets</occupation>
<occupation encodinganalog="656">Public officers</occupation>
</controlaccess>
</controlaccess>
[other possible elements and text... ]
</archdesc>


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