عنوان مقاله [English]
This study was conducted to investigate Feasibility of Resource Description and Access (RDA) implementation in manuscripts’ bibliographic records.
Paper type: This research is a practical (applicable research)
The present research is based on the Research and Development based on documentary and the comparative approach.
Findings: The findings prove that out of the identified elements in RDA, (chapter 1 to chapter 7) 33 elements are related to manuscripts. Thus, 77.88 percent of the elements in RDA correspond with the elements used in cataloguing of Astan Quds Razavi and only 12.12 percent does not correspond with them, which demonstrates a near relationship between the elements and rules related to cataloguing of manuscripts in Astan Quds Razavi and RDA. Moreover, out of 46 elements exist in cataloguing the manuscripts of Astan Quds Razavi, 63 percent is corresponded that not corresponded97.30 percent of this 37 percent mismatch is related to codicology, which proves that RDA has been weaker than the rules of Astan Quds Razavi to clarify the special features of the manuscripts.