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Re: LRMI inclusion status

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:19:44 +0000
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFoU-gaOn+gHaadSGO+8ttDQwTPGw0DFhGRsN+_6++2sFg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jim Klo <jim.klo@sri.com>
Cc: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Hi Jim,

On 19 March 2013 22:56, Jim Klo <jim.klo@sri.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I'm chief architect of Learning Registry (http://learningregistry.org).
>
> One of the projects I'm working on right now is to enhance Learning
> Registry's publishing capabilities to accept and validate Schema.org with
> LRMI additions.
>
> I'm trying to derive what the current status is on adoption is, what the
> timeline might be, etc. As from discussions that I've had/viewed on/off list
> seem to indicate that this might be stalled? It seems to be unclear.
>
> If anyone can provide insight into this on/off list that would be great.

It is certainly going to be included. In fact I posted a revision to
the site recently that included the change. Unfortunately that
revision had some errors (all mine...) and I had to wind back the
change, but LRMI is queued up for inclusion in the next update. I
believe this should be countable in days rather than weeks; it is
purely an administrative matter now.

In the meantime, the specifics of the schema definitions are at
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webschema/file/default/schema.org/ext/lrmi.html
(this is the file that gets merged into the schema.org site build
system).

A few sites that have some usage of LRMI "AlignmentObject" markup:
www.cteonline.org, www.merlot.org, phet.colorado.edu, maor.iucc.ac.il,
www.thegateway.org, www.tncurriculumcenter.org. There are some others
that publish LRMI but don't currently have alignments; they use
properties such as 'learningResourceType': www.ck12.org,
www.oercommons.org, .. and more in the pipeline.

A few examples (AlignmentObject),
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-force-lab
http://www.cteonline.org/portal/default/Curriculum/Viewer/Curriculum?action=2&cmobjid=176662&refcmobjid=133048
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=80037 ...

For an example without AlignmentObject, see for e.g.,
http://nsdl.org/resource/2200/20061003225942364T ... I find this
really interesting as it starts to show how 'digital library'
collections (see also Europeana, DPLA etc.) and 'learning resource'
collections can be linked together. While we can't expect every site
to have exactly the same metadata fields, we can provide an
information environment that makes the most of their overlaps.


Hope this helps.

cheers,

Dan
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