The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is a project creating a common vocabulary for describing learning resources on the Internet. They have recently announced the formation of their technical working group, which includes representatives from leading experts in the fields of education, publishing, and metadata.
We found this interesting information on eSchool News in their release, “Education and Publishing Industry Experts Named to Learning Resource Metadata Initiative Technical Working Group.” The role of the group is to create a metadata framework or tagging learning resources that meets the needs of easy implementation and easy use, without compromising the content rich attributes for dynamic search. In other words, for great findability. That is something we can always get behind.
Melody K. Smith
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