Many of these resources have already been posted on other blogs. However, these relatively new updates on scope and mappings are conveniently located on the Joint Steering for Development of RDA at: http://www.rda-jsc.org/rda.html#scope. All of the updates are PDF documents with the general date of July 2009 [i.e. July 1, 2009].
The PDF documents are:
- RDA scope and structure
- RDA element analysis
- RDA to FRBR mapping
- RDA to FRAD mapping
- FRBR to RDA mapping
- FRAD to RDA mapping
- RDA objectives and principles
The PDF documents are rather short and average about 12-13 pages, the longest document being 35 pages. This is good news considering the lengthy RDA document itself. The documents have good and general information for those interested in the development of RDA and the relationship between RDA and FRBR and FRAD. I am finding the mappings useful to better understand the relationships between work, expression, manifestation, and item. The RDA element analysis is really interesting as it compares RDA to the DCMI Abstract model and the <indecs> Metadata Framework; if you’re interested in DOIs this is a good document to read.
Hopefully, more updates and helpful documents will be posted in the future.