Using RIMMF. Tutorial #8, Import a Bib record for a Manifestation that is already in your EI

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about importing an LC Bibliographic record as an RDA RIMMF Manifestation record, when we already have a record for that Manifestation in our Entity Index.

<hidden Click here for 'Open RIMMF' instructions and for a link to the pre-built folder for the previous tutorial>

  • Open RIMMF
  • Make sure that you are using the 'Goudge' data folder that you created in Tutorial #1
At the bottom of the RIMMF screen, look for "\Goudge\
  • Open the Entity Index (EI) <Ctrl+E>
The EI now contain: 
  Composite Key                                                       Entity
  Goudge, Elizabeth, 1900-1984                                        Person
  Goudge, Elizabeth, 1900-1984. Eliot Family trilogy (Series)         Work
  Goudge, Elizabeth, 1900-1984. Eliot heritage (Series)               Work
  Goudge, Elizabeth, 1900-1984. Eliots of Damerosehay saga (Series )  Work
  Goudge, Elizabeth, 1900-1984. Herb of grace                         Work
  Goudge, Elizabeth, 1900-1984. Herb of grace. German                 Expression
  Goudge, Elizabeth, 1900-1984. Herb of grace. English                Expression
  Kahn, Harry, 1883-1970                                              Person
  Pilgerherberge : Roman. Morgarten Verlag. [1949]. Volume            Manifestation
  Pilgrim's Inn. Coward-McCann. 1948. Volume                          Manifestation
  Pilgrim's inn. Hendrickson Publishers Marketing. 2013. Volume       Manifestation
  Pilgrim's Inn. Servant Publications. 1993. Volume                   Manifestation
  Scarpi, N. O., 1888-1980                                            Person

Alternate: Use a pre-built folder

If you want to jump to this tutorial without doing the previous tutorials, follow the "Download Web Folder" instructions and download the following folder from our website:

If you intend to use this file to proceed through the remaining tutorials, 
  remember that it is located in your '\RIMMF3\imports\zip' folder.


Import a Bib record for a Manifestation

Find and View the Manifestation Record for Importing

  • <F3>
  • Change the Search Source to '[BIB]Title'
  • Search: Herb of grace
  • Select: Pilgerherberge, Roman. [Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von N. O. Scarpi und IIarry Kahn]
  • Click <Import>
  The Manifestation record that you are trying to import
    is already in your Entity Index,
    so RIMMF opens that record with the message:
    "This entity record is already in your EI (more ...)
  • Click '(more …)'
As the message says: 
  "We found this Manifestation entity record 
    in your EI (Entity Index).
  If it does not match your Manifestation, 
    change the Composite Key and/or identifiers 
    in the existing record and try the import again."
  • Click <OK>
You should go back to the record you were trying to import <F3>
  and View the MARC record for it again <Select> and <View MARC>,
  to be sure it really is the same
  as the record that RIMMF says is a match.
RIMMF matches on the data for the following elements:
  - Identifier for the Manifestation (e.g., LCCN)
  - Composite Key
If the incoming record is not the same as the EI record,
  then change something in the incoming or EI record, if you can,
  to prevent the incoming record from matching to the EI record.
If the incoming record is indeed the same as the EI record,
  then see whether there is anything new 
  that you could add from the incoming to the EI record.

There is nothing new to add to this EI record.
  • Close the record

End this Tutorial

  • Close everything

If you are finished playing with RIMMF for now, close RIMMF. If you want to proceed, go to Tutorial #9

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