<occupation> Occupation

<occupation> is a term identifying a type of work, profession, trade, business, or avocation significantly reflected in the described materials. Not all occupations need to be tagged, but those for which greater retrieval should be provided may be tagged. The element may be used to tag any occupation during a paragraph, with the @normal attribute supplying the proper form of the term. Occupations which feature significantly in the material should be listed within <controlaccess> even if they are indicated elsewhere. <occupation> may be used within <abstract>, <archref>, <bibref>, <controlaccess>, <entry>, <event>, <indexentry>, <item>, <namegrp>, <p>, <physfacet>, <ref>, and <unittitle>.

<occupation> should not be confused with <function>, which is used to designate the spheres of activities that generated the materials, rather than a profession, etc. It should also not be confused with the @relator attribute on various other names which is used to specify the relationship of that name to the materials, vs. an occupation which features in the materials.

Attributes

  • @altrender – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • @audience – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • @encodinganalog – not required. May contain information to map this tag to relevant fields.
  • @id – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • @identifier – not required. A machine-readable unique identifier related to the content of the element. On access terms and other elements whose content is drawn from an authority file, the unique identifier for the term being used. If this attribute is used, @source should also be used to identify the authority file.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Its use and values are not defined by the schema and may be defined locally.
  • @normal – not required. Can be used to provide the authority form if the occupation is being used informally within narrative text, etc.
  • @relator – not required. Use it to specify either as a URI or a phrase (string), other relationship(s) the occupation has to the described materials. Replaces and extends functionality of @role from EAD 2002.
  • @rules – not required. May be used to specify the descriptive rules followed when forming the name.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.
  • @source – not required. The source of the controlled vocabulary, e.g. “lcsh” for Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Child Elements

<occupation> must contain at least one <part>.

Examples

<controlaccess>
	<persname encodinganalog="600" relator="creator" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Salazar_Slytherin"><part localtype="surname">Slytherin</part><part localtype="forename">Salazar</part><part localtype="dates">d. circa 1100</part></persname>
	<famname normal="Slytherin family" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Slytherin_family"><part>Slytherin family</part></famname>
	<corpname encodinganalog="610" normal="Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Hogwarts_School_of_Witchcraft_and_Wizardry"><part>Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</part></corpname>
	<subject encodinganalog="650" normal="Magical History, 11th century" rules="wizlib"><part>Magical History</part><part>11th century</part></subject>
	<genreform encodinganalog="655" normal="Spell books" rules="wizlib"><part>Spell books</part></genreform>
	<genreform encodinganalog="655" normal="Diaries" rules="wizlib"><part>Diaries</part></genreform>
	<genreform encodinganalog="655" normal="Letters" rules="wizlib"><part>Letters</part></genreform>
	<geogname encodinganalog="651" rules="wizlib"><part>Great Britain</part><part>11th century</part></geogname>
	<occupation encodinganalog="656" rules="wizlib"><part>Professor</part><part>Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</part></occupation>
</controlaccess>

Changes from EAD 2002

<occupation> gained @lang, @localtype, and @script. @identifier replaced @authfilenumber. @relator replaced @role. It lost all child elements except <part>, which now much be used to encode all information.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <occupation>