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656  Index Term--Occupation (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Source of term
7 Source is specified in subfield ‡2
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Occupation (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡k Form (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡v Form subdivision (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡x General subdivision (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡y Chronological subdivision (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡z Geographical subdivision (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡0 Authority record control number (R) Optional/Optional
‡2 Source of term (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
‡8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

An index term describing the occupation (including an avocation) reflected in the contents of the described materials. Do not use field 656 to list the occupations of the creators of the described materials, unless those occupations are significantly reflected in the records themselves.

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Source of term. The source of the index term is contained in subfield ‡2.

 
7

Source is specified in subfield ‡2. Terms based on specific subject authorities. Identify the source in subfield ‡2.

Subfields

 
‡a Occupation

A term specifying the occupation reflected in the contents of the described material.

656   7 Professors. ‡2 dot
‡k Form

The form of the material. Distinguish form by an examination of the physical character, by the order of information within the item, or by the subject of the intellectual content (e.g., daybooks, diaries, directories, journals, memoranda, questionnaires, syllabi, or time sheets).

656   7 Architects. ‡k Correspondence. ‡2 aat
‡v Form subdivision

A specific kind or genre of material defined by the thesaurus being used. Use only when a form subject subdivision is added to an index term for occupation. Use subfield ‡x if the terms function as general subdivisions. A form subdivision in subfield ‡v is generally the last subfield in the field. Repeat subfield ‡v if you use more than one form subdivision.

656   7 Labor leaders ‡z United States ‡v Caricatures and cartoons. ‡2 lcsh
‡x General subdivision

A subject subdivision that is not more appropriately contained in subfield ‡v, ‡y, or ‡z. Use subfield ‡x only when a general topical subdivision is added to a term.

656   7 United States. Army ‡x Surgeons. ‡2 local
‡y Chronological subdivision

A subject subdivision that represents a period of time. Use only when a chronological subject subdivision is added to a term.

656   7 Retailers ‡x Silverwork ‡z New York ‡z New York City ‡y 1851-1874. ‡2 aat
‡z Geographical subdivision

A geographic subject subdivision. Use only when a geographic subject subdivision is added to a main term.

656   7 Governors ‡z Louisiana ‡x Election. ‡2 lcsh
‡0 Authority record control number

For information about subfield ‡0, see Control Subfields.

‡2 Source of term

A MARC code that identifies the source list from which the index term was assigned. Use only when the 2nd indicator value is 7. See Occupation Term Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/occupation.html).

656   7 Astronomers. ‡2 onet
‡3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ‡3, see Control Subfields.

656   7 Soldiers. ‡2 lcsh ‡3 John Allen Letters
‡8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ‡8, see Control Subfields.

This page last revised: March 24, 2016