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Re: LRMI inclusion status

From: Liddy Nevile <liddy@sunriseresearch.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 02:43:41 +1100
Cc: Jim Klo <jim.klo@sri.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5E148391-EFEA-4A28-9CA5-C357D50049EF@sunriseresearch.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Hi Guys!

I am sitting in a meeting of the ISO group working on our new  
'Metadata For Learning Resources' (free at http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c050772_ISO_IEC_19788-1_2011.zip) 
  which, we hope, will be very interoperable with what LRMI is working  
on. I was looking at the table of comparable elements for Version 0.7  
and wondered if we should somehow share ours with you? or do something  
else to help with harmonising all this work?


On 21/03/2013, at 1:19 AM, Dan Brickley wrote:

> 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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