RIMMF4 (R4) is an attempt to model changes to RDA introduced by the LRM and 3R project.

Work on R4 began in 2017/2018 and is ongoing.

The objectives/status of R4 are:

  • replace the homegrown text output used by previous RIMMFs with an RDF serialization [complete]
  • replace customized element tables with RDA Registry linked data [complete]
  • support new concepts: recording methods, nomens, machine-readable SES [complete]
  • demonstrate data provenance using RDA itself [work started]

R4 does not have any awareness of MARC. For MARC-to-RDA conversion RIMMF3 may be useful 1).

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Current release: 20200928

A list of changes in the current (and recent) releases may be found HERE.

A beta version of R4 can be downloaded from this link:

A portable installation of R4 is available from this link:

R4 runs on the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The installation documentation for RIMMF3 can be used for R4–substitute 'RIMMF4' for 'RIMMF3' where applicable and ignore the download links2).

R4 can be installed without harming existing RIMMF installations and data on the same computer.

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RIMMF3 to RIMMF4 conversion

The workflow for converting a RIMMF3 data folder to RIMMF4 is available here.

1) Keeping in mind the element set used by RIMMF3 is based on RDA Registry version 2.7.3, published in Oct. 2017
2) unless you want to download RIMMF3
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