Release 20210421

+ Fixed this option (for Manifestation) in the Document menu: 'Export all records in set'

Release 20210309

+ The Alternate labels seem to get out of sync after an update; this release hopes to fix that problem (by replacing RIMMF Ids with opaque Ids in the alt label table)

To activate this fix:

  • update to 20210309,
  • start RIMMF4,
  • goto Options|Setup|Setup alternate labels
  • [check your options]
  • press Save

You will only need to do this once.

+ Minor change to add the <Ctrl-H> shortcut (which surfaces the RIMMF main menu) to other forms (EI, AI, RTree)

+ Note: this release disables the “Data folder edit” utility, which is currently under construction–it will be re-enabled shortly.

Release 20210304

+ Changed R-Tree column header from “heading” to “appellation”

Release 20210228

+ A few minor bug fixes and tweaks to the linking interface (F5)

Release 20210214

+ Added an option to export a “record set” in Excel .csv format

+ Added a header to files exported as .csv so that Excel will load the diacritics correctly; if not using Excel, or this is not wanted, go into the options.ini and set “AddBOMForExcelCsv” to “F” (False).

+ Registry supported updated to 4.0.3 (although there are no substantive changes for RIMMF)

Release 20201228

+ Minor table updates to bring R4 up to date with RDA Registry 4.0.2

Release 20201118

+ Adds support for RDA Registry release 4.0.0

Release 20201020

+ Fixes a problem with entering a user value (ie a value not in the vocabulary) for Language of Expression

+ Updates the internet component used by RIMMF

Release 20201010

+ Internal version

Release 20200928

+ The 'Dig' button on the RTree form was being disabled prematurely

+ RTree digs were taking a long time on larger data folders (that still might happen, but this release will definitely speed things up)

+ Introduces an option named 'Copy element to …' on the indicator menu. This option becomes active when two (or more) records are open. It automates the copying of data from one record to another (including backlinks, where applicable)

Release 20200926

+ Many changes made to address problems with backlinks and corresponding problems with the RTree

+ Smarter agent link processing has been introduced. For example, if, in a Work, one adds an element such as 'Creator Agent, then presses F5 to 'create new Person', the program will automatically flip the Work element to 'Creator Person'

+ Record cloning now allows the user to specify which relationships they want to 'keep'

+ As a reminder to complete an access point, the qualifier '(clone)' is added to the title caption of cloned records (until an AP is created)

+ Stale links (links that can no longer be resolved) now display in a different font-style than resolvable links

Release 20200921

+ Test of new 8-digit release Ids

Release 200912

+ Fixes a recently introduced bug whereby inverse links were sometimes not being cleared

+ Labels for linked entities should now be dynamically updated

+ RTrees should now be complete without the need to save open records first

Release 200901

+ Marks beginning of experimental work on two new options: - EIO support (entity index online) - Edit tracking support at the element level

(If/when either of these things become stable, they will be turned on in RIMMF4.

Release 200826

+ Adds support for RDA Registry 3.5.1 which was recently released. For info:


Release 200824

+ Vocabulary term lists were missing a few changes and have been updated

+ Fixed a (stubborn) problem with records suffering a loss of their identity–the symptom would be that the entity column of the EI would say 'Undefined'; or opening a record would display a gray border instead of the expected color shade the program uses to distinguish an entity.

+ Data folder loading time has been improved tenfold (though you might only notice this on a large data folder)

+ the tool that displays all of the RDA Registry data for an element has been streamlined. Its is now dubbed 'Element properties'; pressing '<Ctrl>-P' launches the tool for the currently selected element.

+ Removed a prompt to 'Save the record' when nothing apparently was changed. This was caused by labels for links being updated behind the scenes when a record was loaded into the editor.

Release 200823

+ 5 test

Release 200808

+ Fixes a problem with vocabulary terms (introduced in last week's update, 200802). A symptom would be when editing an element linked to a VES, a Uri would appear in the dropdown instead of the corresponding label.

Release 200802

+ minor changes to the 'Remote EI' experiment

Release 200801

+ In nomen records, the program defaulted to taking the appellation from hte RIMMF Identifier instead of the nomenstring. Fixed.

Release 200708

+ minor changes

Release 200609

+ Work on the alternate labels option changed the behavior of the 'language and labels' option so that it required a restart to take effect. Its back to the way it was now (no restart required).

+ Changed the level at which the Structured element list (F7) opens using the new 'Poly' (polyhierarchical subproperties) option

Release 200608

+ Final changes to the alternate labels options and help page

Release 200607

+ Fixes a problem that occurs when records are dragged from one data folder to another (in windows). The symptom is: doubleclicking on the record in the EI doesn't open it

+ Small improvement to the display of blank nodes in the RDF view (to make it easier to figure out what they are talking about)

Release 200606

+ Updates internal logic to follow 'work manifested / manifestation of work' relationships when displaying all of the records in a description set (This was already being done in the R-Tree, but not in the 'List all records in set' option)

Release 200605

+ The changes being made to the alternate labels process should now be almost complete.

The help file has been rewritten to reflect these changes. In addition, alternate labels will now be applied without requiring the program to restart.

Release 200602

+ Hides the option to display unconstrained labels for RDA templates. If for some reason this functionality is needed, email us and we'll tell you how to enable it.

+ The 'Dig' button in the RTree was not responding. Fixed

+ Changes to remoteEI import

+ Minor change to the default display level for 'polyhierarchical' element lists

Release 200601

+ Fixes a bug in 'Tools|Import'. The symptom would be that one of the records (probably the first) included in an import would be assigned a random RDA entity.

+ Adds an option to implement 'Unconstrained' labels (and definitions) on the 'Setup language and labels' form. This option is experimental.

+ On the 'Setup alternate labels' form, an option to apply a capitalization choice (or not) to all of the labels being imported has been added. Still in progress: improvements to the interface and help on that form.

Release 200522

+ Removes an obsolete message from one of the export dialogs

+ Adds an option form to support Remote EI Authorization

Release 200519

+ Standardizes the various options in the program that support exporting records (EI, RTree, RDA record set), and adds a 'Help' file to the corresponding dialogs

Release 200518

+ In many cases, clicking 'poly' (ie. polyhierarchical) would not expand the list of elements to include the expected subclass properties. Fixed.

Release 200517

+ Initial support for “polyhierarchical” element views when pressing F7 while editing ('Structured element list')

+ Initial support for permitting the AP Builder to fetch attributes from the ap profiles of other entities in the WEMI stack of the source record (via the '++' button)

+ When editing a template the window banner contained repeated filenames. Fixed

+ When editing a template, 'File|Save As' would generate an A/V the second time it was pressed. Fixed

Release 200515

+ Updates the templates distributed with the program (user-generated templates are preserved)

Release 200509

+ Fixes an issue caused when a record is linked to itself. (The fix being to prevent this from happening)

+ The list that displayed when pressing 'F5|Link to EI' was inaccurate (it contained unrelated entities). Fixed.

+ Links from Manifestation to Work are now included on the 'WEMI Links' toolbar

Release 200506

+ rename 'access point index' to 'appellation index'

+ rename column called 'heading' to 'value' in the above

+ replace element uri with element label in the above

+ double-click on an item in the appellation index opens it

+ five manifestation elements were excluded from the index:

name of publisher
name of producer
name of distributor
name of manufacturer
title of series

Release 200505

+ Fixes an issue caused by an experimental option getting into the last release

Release 200504

+ Introduces a new view called 'access point index'. Access it from main menu 'Tools'

This view is similar to the entity index but differs in one important concept: the entity index view (of the records in the current data folder) is one-to-one, whereas the access point index supports a many-to-one representation view.

+ A couple of small changes were made to the default ap builder profiles for expression and manifestation

(New templates for 3.4.1 expression and manifestation are still to do)

Release 200501

+ Supports RDA Registry 3.4.1

+ Fixes a problem with the automatic appellation code (which had a dependency on the reg:name property, which is no longer)

+ Fixes a problem with some menus that link to or filter EI items (the symptom would be an empty menu)

Release 200428

+ Many changes to the 'ap builder' profiles (previously dubbed 'accesspoint profiles')

  • the user can now create multiple profiles for each entity (just like templates)
  • the user can now activate any profile they have created (ie make it the default)
  • a shortcut was added to make editing Work profiles feasible
  • the Help file for ap builder profiles was much improved and moved to … the Help menu

Release 200426

+ Fix error in AP Builder's automatic mode, where it would select all candidate elements instead of just the candidates specified as required by the profile.

Release 200425

+ Adds to a new option to hide deprecated elements in existing records. This option is located under 'View|Show/Hide'

Notes: Deprecated elements are always visible in templates–the option above is not applicable. Visible deprecated elements are displayed italicized with grey text. Hiding deprecated elements in records does not delete them from the record.

Release 200424

+ Support for RDA Registry 3.4.0, the main changes being:

The following elements are added:

Expression: colour Manifestation: accessibility content Manifestation: colour content Manifestation: illustrative content Manifestation: sound content Manifestation: supplementary content

The following elements are deprecated:

Expression: accessibility content Expression: colour content Expression: details of colour content Expression: details of illustrative content Expression: illustrative content Expression: sound content Expression: supplementary content

see: https://github.com/RDARegistry/RDA-Vocabularies/releases/tag/v3.4.0

+ Improved handling of deprecated elements (this is likely to be a work in progress).

Deprecated elements appear italicized in RIMMF, and include the label qualifier “(deprecated)” They are fully functional (almost) in existing records and templates, but they will not be available in the dropdown lists (used to add elements to a record or template).

Release 200218

+ Removed “mydac” package from project (as a trial period expired). For the time being, this removes support for the experimental online triplestore.

Release 200216

+ Fixes several problems introduced in the last month or two.

- records do not appear in the EI when saved - inverse relationships fail to be created, etc.

Release 200211

+ Fixes text rendering of RDA 'Record sets'

+ Removes 'TkLink' from the list of columns that will always be displayed in a record view

Release 200206

+ Changes the R-Tree behavior so that it works more like it did in RIMMF3–ie. only display links from one RDA entity to another

Release 200205

+ same as 200204, but uses a more universal (perhaps slower) method to connect to the server

Release 200204

+ Internal version

+ This release contains support for an online triplestore, the purpose of which is to test and experiment with concepts which might be applicable to linked data shared cataloging.

+ The test site contains about 55,000 triples representing about 1,500 entity records (no doubt these numbers will cahnge)

+ To access this data (all of which is related to “Jane”), go to the “Tools” menu and select “Remote EI”. After a few seconds, an EI-like table will be displayed. Click on any entry and press “Get”–the entity record will be downloaded and opened in R4. If the record contains links to other entities, doubleclick on them (as you usually would), and if the clicked-on item is in the remote EI, it will also be downloaded and opened in R4.

+ Downloaded records (as .nt files) are saved to the ..\Documents\RIMMF4\imports\rts folder, and entries for them will be added to the EI, and can be clicked on, etc.

However, the next time R4 is started, the downloaded records will be ignored.

That's as far as I've got in this release

Release 191216

+ Fixes a resource leak.

Symptom would be the program locks up after using F5 (20+ times) to create a link

Release 191215

+ much faster loading of large data folders

Note: each data folder will have to be loaded once in order for this optimization to kick in.

RIMMF wiki and download: http://www.rimmf.com/wiki

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