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