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 +====== RIMMF3 HOME======
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 +**NEWS**\\
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 +* RIMMF3 now supports Unicode [[download?nocache|download]]  \\
 +* Check out our new RIMMF3 [[examples | Tutorials]] \\
 +* Find out about changes in the [[download|software]] \\
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 +NOTE: This is the RIMMF3 wiki \\
 +[[http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/rimmf1 | for RIMMF1, click here]] 
 +[[http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/rimmf2 | for RIMMF2, click here]]
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 +
 +====== Intro ======
 +
 +**What does it mean?
 +**RIMMF stands for "RDA in Many Metadata Formats". We call it this because it is our understanding that RDA data should be entered in a (deceptively) simple form (with lots of help provided underneath to make it simple) and that data should then be exported in whatever format suits whoever wants to use it: RDF, XML, even MARC, and ...
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 +
 +**What is it?
 +**RIMMF is:
 +  * a visualization tool for catalogers, to help them to get used to thinking of RDA, instead of thinking AACR/MARC 
 +  * a cataloging training tool, to help educators teach RDA thinking (which is an implementation of FRBR thinking)
 +  * a prototype (and a sandbox) for what a cataloging interface might look like in a system designed purely for RDA
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 +
 +RIMMF is not a cataloging tool, because you cannot (yet) export records that can be used in a contemporary ILS. But it does let you apply RDA thinking to resources, and practice making, cloning, importing, 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. 
 +
 +**Why use RIMMF?
 +**Because just reading about RDA is not inspiring; seeing a bit of RDA in action is what will turn the tide in its favor. We have a long way to go before we can replace MARC in our complicated cataloging infrastructure, but it is our hope that RIMMF might allow us to visualize a better, simpler way to do cataloging, someday.
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 +
 +**Who made RIMMF?**
 +RIMMF was created and is being developed by Deborah Fritz and Richard Fritz. We started working on RIMMF in February 2011, and have been developing it, with a few months off here and there, ever since. We have worked closely with organizations involved in the development of RDA; however, RIMMF is not funded, supported, officially endorsed, etc., by them.
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 +====== How you can try it ======
 +
 +  * Click 'Download' in the sidebar on the left and follow instructions to install RIMMF
 +  * Click 'User Guide' in the sidebar for help on using it
 +  * Licensing? Click the Creative Commons icon in the bottom bar below
 +  * RIMMF is free, subject to the CC license, with no time limit, no annoying forms to fill out, no marketing surveys, no spam  
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 +====== Tutorials ======
 +Here are some details about using RIMMF
 +  *[[rimmfstructure|RIMMF Structure]] 
 +  *[[details:rimmfingsteps | How to RIMMF a Resource: Step-by-Step]]
 +  *[[howto:buildWEM | How to Build WEM: Step-by-Step]]
 +  *[[examples|RIMMF3 tutorials]] designed for Jane-A-Thon I
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 +----
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 +Find out more about the makers of RIMMF at:\\
 +  * http://www.marcofquality.com/
 +  * See [[http://www.marcofquality.com | MARC Report]] for help with RDA while you are still stuck in MARC
 +  * [[http://rimmf.wordpress.com/|RIMMF (Cataloging) Notes: various bits and pieces of information]]
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