Mapping of RDA Content Types to ISBD Content Forms and Media Types

This table shows a mapping of all RDA content types in RDA table 6.1 (RDA section 6.9.1.3) to ISBD content forms in Area 0.  ISBD media types are included only when they are unambiguous.

The mapping is provisional and subject to revision.

RDA Content Type ISBD Content Form
cartographic
dataset
dataset
(cartographic) : electronic
cartographic
image
image
(cartographic ; still ; 2-dimensional ; visual)
cartographic
moving image
image
(cartographic ; moving ; 2-dimensional)
cartographic
tactile image
image
(cartographic ; still ; 2-dimensional ; tactile)
cartographic
tactile three-dimensional form
object
(cartographic ; tactile)
cartographic
three-dimensional form
object
(cartographic ; visual)
computer
dataset
dataset : electronic
computer
program
program : electronic
notated
movement
movement
(notated)
notated
music
music
(notated ; visual)
other other
content form
performed
music
music
(performed) : audio
sounds sounds : audio
spoken
word
spoken
word : audio
still
image
image
(still ; 2-dimensional ; visual)
tactile
image
image
(still ; 2-dimensional ; tactile)
tactile
notated movement
movement
(notated ; tactile)
tactile
notated music
music
(notated ; tactile)
tactile
text
text
(tactile)
tactile
three-dimensional form
object
(tactile)
text text
(visual)
three-dimensional
form
object
image
(still ; 3-dimensional)
three-dimensional
moving image
image
(moving ; 3-dimensional)
two-dimensional
moving image
image
(moving ; 2-dimensional)

ISBD (International Standard Bibliographic Description), Cataloguing, RDA

Last update: 5 October 2012