Metadata Specifications for Educational Resources Final Public Comment Period Ends January 31st
(Press Release) WILMINGTON, DE, January 18, 2012 -- The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons have opened the final call for public comment on the latest version of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification. The current draft can be found at www.LRMI.net. General comments should be posted on the discussion board at www.LRMI.net; technical feedback is welcome on the LRMI mailing list at groups.google.com/group/lrmi. The public comment period ends January 31, 2012.
The ultimate goal of the LRMI is to improve user search experience via the creation and implementation of a standard metadata framework for educational content. The LRMI technical working group has been tasked with drafting this framework, and this is the last step in the development process.
"By offering this final open comment period, we are giving anyone with a stake in the outcome of this project one more opportunity to provide feedback and ensure the final product meets the needs of our industry," said Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP. "Once the LRMI framework has been finalized, we can turn our attention toward helping companies understand how to tag their content accordingly."
Details on upcoming LRMI implementation programs will be published shortly. For information on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative, visit www.LRMI.net
About The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is a nonprofit organization that serves and advances the industry of supplemental educational publishing. The membership of AEP represents the breadth of educational content developers delivering progressive educational products in all media and for any educational setting.
AEP's thought leadership and market insight have created ground-breaking opportunities for its members to collaborate, network, and partner with each other as well as to acquire a voice in the development of government education policy. Founded in 1895, AEP now assists its members in navigating the global realities of educational publishing in the 21st Century. For more information, please visit www.AEPweb.org
About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works, whether owned or in the public domain. Through its free copyright licenses, Creative Commons offers authors, artists, scientists, and educators the choice of a flexible range of protections and freedoms that build upon the concept of traditional copyright to enable a voluntary some rights reserved approach. Creative Commons was built with and is sustained by the generous support of organizations including the Center for the Public Domain, Omidyar Network, The Rockefeller Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as members of the public. For more information about Creative Commons, visit http://creativecommons.org.