RIMMF

Rimmf (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is a free tool developed by The Marc of Quality (http://www.marcofquality.com).

It is:

  • a visualization tool for catalogers, to help them to get used to thinking RDA, instead of thinking AACR/MARC.
  • a cataloging training tool, to help educators teach RDA thinking

RIMMF is not a cataloging tool, because you cannot save records that you can actually use in your ILS, but it does let you apply RDA thinking and practice making, cloning, and copying WEMI and other RDA entity records, so that you can get a solid idea of how much the RDA way of thinking will change the way we do cataloging, hopefully for the better.

To learn about and download RIMMF, visit the RIMMF wiki:
http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/rimmfTry it and you will have a better idea what RDA records supposed to be.

Here is a YouTube video from Library of Congress.

Cataloging educator Deborah Fritz and library software developer Richard Fritz founded “The MARC of Quality” in 1992 to provide training, software, and database services to libraries worldwide. Deborah demonstrated RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats), a template system that helps catalogers visualize RDA thinking to create records using the new cataloging instructions “RDA: Resource Description and Access.” There is a demonstration mid-way through the presentation that viewers may pause and view on their own devices here.

Speaker Biography: Cataloging educator Deborah Fritz co-founded The MARC of Quality in 1992 to provide training, software, and database services to libraries worldwide.