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Scope and Principles

Underlying RDA are the conceptual models FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and FRAD (Functional Requirements for Authority Data).

A scope document has been developed which defines the scope and structure of RDA in relation to the conceptual models on which it is based, and in relation to models developed by other metadata initiatives. There are also supplementary documents: an RDA Element Analysis; and, FRBR and FRAD mappings.

RDA is developed in line with a set of objectives and principles which are informed by the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles.