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LRMI Seeks Input on Educational Content Metadata Initiative

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative today issued a call for input on the use of metadata in educational content.

LRMI is a project that aims to improve the way educators, students and publishers interact with learning resources through a common metadata framework. It's led by Creative Commons and the Association of Educational Publishers and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In an effort to promote the initiative and the standard, LRMI's backers have launched a survey focused on determining education publishers' needs and raising awareness of the benefits of the standard.

"The driving force behind this survey is to better understand the landscape of the educational resource community when it comes to metadata," said Dave Gladney, LRMI project manager at the Association of American Publishers PreK-12 Learning Group, in a prepared statement. "We want to know if they are aware of metadata initiatives to improve the discoverability of their materials and the experience of the end user; if they are tagging resources and how; and if they aren't tagging resources, why not?"

The survey is open through Feb. 21 and can be accessed via Survey Monkey.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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