Lorna M. Campbell and Phil Barker will be presenting an ASIS&T DCMI webinar at 15:00 GMT on Wednesday 19 November which will provide an introduction to LRMI and offer the opportunity to discuss its future applications. Registration is via the ASIS&T website and is free to members of ASIS&T or DCMI and $25 to others. A recording of the webinar will be freely available after the event.
Tomorrow (12th November) Brian Kelly will be presenting in the NMC Symposium on the Future of Libraries. (from the web site)
In this half-day event, library professionals, educators, and thought leaders will explore four major themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition: Increasing Access and Discovery Opportunities, Emphasis on Mobile, Content Management and Technical Infrastructure, and Rethinking Roles and Relationships of Librarians.
Brian’s presentation is at 9:15-10:00 Central US Time.
Registration is available at the NMC site.
Open Scotland is a cross-sector initiative to raise awareness of Open Education practices in Scotland and beyond. In an article for the Open Education Consortium Lorna Campbell and Joe Wilson (SQA) describe the principles of Open Scotland and what it aims to achieve.
Also available is a video interview with Lorna Campbell about Open Scotland recorded following her keynote presentation at the OER-Konferenz 2014 in Berlin in September in which she describes the project (Fifth set down the page). The slides for the talk are available on Lorna’s blog: http://lornamcampbell.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/oerde14-the-view-from-scotland/
The latest issue of the Cetis newsletter features top blog posts from Cetis staff in September and October 2014. There are updates on LRMI, news about the forthcoming Open Learning Analytics Network European Summit, and reports from EduWiki and the Westmister Forum on MOOCs.
The newsletter is available on the Cetis-announce jiscmail page: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=CETIS-ANNOUNCE;3cf59bcf.1411p
The project phase of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative is coming to a close with the successful transfer of governance for the specification and community engagement passing to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Over the past year or so Cetis have been engaged by Creative Commons to provide technical leadership for the third and final phase of the LRMI project, one of the goals for that phase has been to find a suitable long term home for the specification. As such we are delighted with this result. DCMI (which is now a part of ASIS&T, the Association for Information Science and Technology) is perhaps best known for its own metadata specifications, however it is also an active community with the aim of “supporting innovation in metadata design, implementation and best practices,” and it is an organisation with which we have worked before. We are confident that it will provide an open and robust home for the maintenance and future development of both the specification and the community that has contributed to its development so far.
Although this marks the end of the project phase of LRMI, it does not mark the end of Cetis’s involvement in the specification. Both Phil Barker and Lorna M. Campbell, who have led Cetis’s work for Creative Commons, are members of the DCMI/LRMI task group that is overseeing the setting up of LRMI within DCMI and so will continue to be at the forefront of developments in Learning Resource Metadata.
DCMI Webinar: The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative, describing learning resources with schema.org, and more?
As part of our continuing commitment to LRMI, Lorna M. Campbell and Phil Barker will be presenting an ASIS&T DCMI webinar at 15:00 GMT on Wednesday 19 November which will provide an introduction to LRMI and offer the opportunity to discuss its future applications. Registration is via the ASIS&T website and is free to members of ASIS&T or DCMI and $25 to others. A recording of the webinar will be freely available after the event.
Phil Barker and Lorna M. Campbell