LRM implementation: conceptual design of a cataloging user interface
Changes in the conceptualization of bibliographic data caused by the introduction of the IFLA LRM model have strongly influenced the development and reorganization of cataloging principles and rules, bibliographic formats, and bibliographic information systems. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of both guidance and practices in LRM implementation to show how all the components should be applied consistently in cataloging systems, which we have tried to address by proposing a conceptual design for a cataloging user interface based on the LRM model. We prepared and tested a paper prototype, which is often the first stage in software development. The article summarizes the first cycle or iteration in a prototype development life cycle as applied in our implementation. The proposed prototype presents one of the first faithful implementations of the LRM model in cataloging interfaces.