RIMMF3 has reached a period of stability. We will continue to fix bugs, make minor changes, and keep up-to-date with the RDA Registry as much as possible1).

But its time to look ahead.

We have begun working on RIMMF4.

The immediate objectives of RIMMF4 are:

  • replace the RIMMF text format with an RDF serialization
  • replace the element tables distributed in RIMMF3 with direct downloads from RDA Registry
  • easy conversion of RIMMF3 data folders to RDF
  • separate the EI (entity index) from the discovery interface

Some longer term objectives are to support:

  • the restructured RDA/LRM, and new concepts like: recording methods, nomens, etc.
  • some form of uri management
  • triplestore cataloging
  • an API for sharing user vocabulary terms
  • machine-readable SES for formatting structured descriptions
  • more granular provenance

However, for

  • MARC-to-RDA and RDA-to-MARC conversion

RIMMF3 is still going to your best bet in the short term.

Expected ETA:

2019 (immediate objectives) 2020 (longer term objectives)

1) although some of the changes coming down the road will make the latter problematic
rimmf4.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/29 09:06 by richard
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