The following announcement about the IFLA Library Reference Model was posted today on the RSC website:
IFLA Library Reference Model
The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) welcomes the publication of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) as an IFLA standard.
The LRM was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2017; the final version is available at:
There are no significant changes to the LRM from the draft version used for the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project by the RSC and its working groups. The project includes development of RDA as an implementation of the new model, which consolidates the separate IFLA Functional Requirements models on which RDA is based.
The RSC recommends RDA Toolkit users to familiarize themselves with the LRM in preparation for the release of the new Toolkit in 2018.
Posted 19 September 2017
The IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM)–formerly known as FRBR-LRM–is now available in its most recent version from March 2017:
FRBR is the conceptual model underlying RDA. RDA will be revised to reflect the new conceptual model LRM.
CMC Town Hall Agenda 2016
Introduction (Beth Iseminger)
LC Demographic Group Terms (Casey Mullin)
FRBR-LRM, RDA Subject Chapters, Governance Changes, and Internationalization (Kathy Glennan)
Popular Music and RDA (Tracey Snyder, Kevin Kishimoto)
Music for Metadata Resources Demonstration (James Soe Nyun)
BIBCO Music Funnel Introduction (Linda Blair)
Discussion and Q&A
Gordon Dunsire, chair of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), gave a presentation at ALA about the new governance structure of RDA. Transition to the new structure will begin this year and end before 2020. See his slides for more information.
The FR conceptual models (FRBR, FRAD, and FRSAD) are being consolidated into a unified model, tentatively called the FRBR-Library Reference Model (FRBR-LRM), which is expected to be ready for worldwide review in early 2016. See the IFLA paper for more information.