RDA description of electronic and digital resources in the digital library

  • Ariel Alejandro Rodríguez García Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas y de la Información, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) - Library Science and Information Research Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Adriana Monroy - Muñoz Ph.D. student in Library and Information Studies, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNAM - Faculty of Humanities, UNAM


This work focuses on examining the electronic resources description, particularly the RDA description that needs to be added to the digital library. The research stresses the organization of information pertaining to resources with digital features by using RDA: Resources Description & Access (RDA 2011). We add to this, the recording attributes to access the digital collection. Taking into account the theoretical principles underlying the current schemes to describe the information resources, we contrast them with the model that governs RDA for the description of the access points and the recording attributes of works, expressions, manifestations and items. The model of representation and description of the electronic resource is exemplified by digital photography while identifying the attributes of electronic resources and digital photography that will be necessary for the discovery of the resource in the digital medium. 

How to Cite
GARCÍA, Ariel Alejandro Rodríguez; MONROY - MUÑOZ, Adriana. RDA description of electronic and digital resources in the digital library. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 611-623, june 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/272>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2020.