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We have been working on a prototype of how a 'cataloging input screen' 
might work in a MARC-less RDA environment.

We call it 'RIMMF'. It is not web-based, but it is free and you can 
download it from here:
http://www.marcofquality.com/rimmf

We are not sure how this fits into the BIBFRAME scenario, since we 
designed it as a visualization tool for RDA/FRBR thinking, especially the 
concept of expressing relationships between metadata entities. But as long 
as someone does the mapping of RDA elements to BibFrame elements, we think 
RIMMF should be able to produce BibFrame data, whatever that might turn 
out to be.

As a visualization tool, it is designed to *show* more of its underlying 
structure than a 'real' cataloging tool would do, so it is not quite the 
simple wizard-guided form that we hope to eventually see from the ILS 
vendors.

It does, however, do some of the nifty help things others have mentioned: 
e.g., pull 
down vocabularies, automatic population of elements, live links to 
instructions, interactive links between metadata for different entities.

Simple forms will be great; but, at this point, we are focusing on how to 
make the underlying structure work, thinking that the structure has to be 
solid  before you can begin the challenging process of making complicated 
concepts simple.

We will be demonstrating RIMMF at two meetings at ALA Midwinter in 
Seattle, if anyone is interested in seeing it in action:

Copy Cataloging Interest Group: 
http://alamw13.ala.org/node/9076 
(Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am) 

Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access Meeting II (ALCTS CaMMS):
http://alamw13.ala.org/node/9044
(Monday, January 28, 2013 - 8:30am to 11:30am)

Deborah


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Deborah Fritz
TMQ, Inc.
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www.marcofquality.com