Thesaurus of Religious Occupational Terms

Title

Thesaurus of Religious Occupational Terms

Description

Thesaurus of Religious Occupational Terms (TROT) was Prepared by the Joint Taskforce on Best Practices in the Field of Religion and Approved by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office Library of Congress as standard, with the acronym TROT in May 2016 for use beginning September 2016.

At the 2014 Annual Convention of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), the Technical Services Interest Group tasked the existing Best Practices in the Field of Religion Taskforce with creating a thesaurus of occupational terms in the field of religion which could be published as a standard and would then be available for use in the Occupations Field (374) of Name Authority Records. The Best Practices in the Field of Religion Taskforce was formed at the 2013 ATLA Annual Convention and tasked with creating a Best Practices document. In
addition, the Taskforce was requested to reach out to the Catholic Library Association (CLA) and the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) and ask them to join in this effort. The result is the ATLA/CLA/ACL Best Practices in the Field of Religion Taskforce. This thesaurus is the result of their combined efforts.
Members of the Joint Taskforce on Best Practices in the Field of Religion:

Michael Bradford (ATLA)
Armin Siedlecki (ATLA)
Thomas Duszak (CLA)
Robert Kusmer (CLA)
Kurt Bodling (CLA)
Lori Thornton (ACL)
Judy Knop (ATLA), Chair

Introduction

This Thesaurus has been accepted by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office Library of Congress as an official standard. The accepted acronym for this Thesaurus is TROT. Terms from this thesaurus may begin to be used in the 374 field of personal name authority records beginning September 1, 2016.

The following principles have been followed in the construction of this thesaurus.
• Only include religious occupations which might be necessary for names expected to be established in the name authority file.
• Combine occupations into broad categories which can be paired with the 372, 373 and 375 fields to bring specificity.
• Use LCSH terms where available.
• Avoid use of gender specific terms where possible.
• Avoid use of denomination specific terms, where possible.
• Include titles such as Reverend as see references only when they have been or are likely to be used, incorrectly, as occupations.
• Use plural terms to be consistent with LCSH.

Key:
SN = Scope Note
UF = Use for
RT = Related Term
BT = Broader Term
NT = Narrower Term

Date

2015

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Files

Thesaurus of Occupations in the Field of Religion TROT.pdf

Collection

Citation

“Thesaurus of Religious Occupational Terms,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed December 14, 2018, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/220.