Library Reference Model

n. (abbr. LRM) a conceptual entity-relationship framework for bibliographic metadata in linked data environments that expresses the logical structure of data to support library end-user tasks


The Library Reference Model (LRM) consolidates and supersedes the separately developed IFLA conceptual models: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, Functional Requirements for Authority Data, and Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data. LRM is the conceptual basis for Resource Description and Access. The five library end-user tasks defined in the LRM are find, identify, select, obtain, and explore.