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Top Level Element: <fieldOfActivity>

Definition A term indicating the field of endeavor or business, area of expertise, area of competence, etc. of the person or organization in the authoritative reference.
Attributes type, displayLabel, authority, authorityURI, valueURI, lang, xml:lang, script, transliteration, ID, xlink
Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

If the entity described is a person, this element can be used to indicate the field of endeavor, area of expertise, etc., in which the person is engaged or was engaged.

If the authoritative reference is a corporate body, this element can be used to indicate a field of business in which the corporate body is engaged, its area of competence, responsibility, jurisdiction, etc.

This element is optional and repeatable. The element is repeated when the entity has multiple fields of activity.

Element Description

Attributes

type

Definition
Optionally, indicates the type of field of activity that is recorded.
Application
The type attribute is a text string and can have any value.

displayLabel

Definition
Provides additional text associated with the field of activity if needed for display purposes, such as dates of activity.
Application
Include the preferred text and capitalization, but do not include delimiters such as colons.

 

authority, authorityURI, valueURI, lang, xml:lang, script, transliteration, ID, xlink

See Attributes Used Throughout the MADS Schema for a description of each of these attributes.

Subelements

There are no subelements for <fieldOfActivity>.

MARC Mapping

<fieldOfActivity> = MARC 21 Authority field 372 subfields, a, s, and t

See also MARC 21 Authority Format Mapping to MADS Schema.

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EXAMPLES

<authority>
<name type="personal" authority="naf">
<namePart>Aeschylus<namePart>
</name>
</authority>
<fieldOfActivity>Tragic poet</fieldOfActivity>
<fieldOfActivity>Drama</fieldOfActivity>
<fieldOfActivity>Tragedy</fieldOfActivity>
<authority>
<name type="personal" authority="naf">
<namePart>Alomar, Roberto<namePart>
<namePart type="date">1968-<namePart>
</name>
</authority>
<fieldOfActivity>Baseball player</fieldOfActivity>
<fieldOfActivity>Second baseman</fieldOfActivity>

 

Last Updated: April 23, 2012

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