[Open-education] [OER-advocacy] Fwd: OER Metadata Standards for Discovery: Call for Collaborators

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From: open-education [mailto:open-education-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of J Marks
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:15 AM
To: Cable Green
Cc: OPENEDSIG at JISCMAIL.AC.UK; Educause Openness Constituent Group; Open Educaton @ OKFN; Heather White; OER Advocacy Coalition; OER-DISCUSS at JISCMAIL.AC.UK; OER Forum; International OER Advocacy; Open Education Platform
Subject: Re: [Open-education] [OER-advocacy] Fwd: OER Metadata Standards for Discovery: Call for Collaborators


Cable et al,


I would like to remind the community of the work Creative Commons participated in some 10 years ago on this very topic. LRMI, the Learning Resource Metadata [1] initiative has been adopted by and integrated within Schema.org under "Creative Work" and includes things like learning resource type [3], intended audience, typical age range, and the very important "AlignmentObject" [3]. This work has more recently been harmonized into other specifications/metadata models such as CEDS [4], and the new IMS Global LTI Resource Search standard [5]. The LRMI taskforce is right now discussing specific vocabularies for resource types [6]. Lastly, and in support of these initiative, the IMS Global CASE [7] ("Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange") address how to create and exchange a learning standards or competency framework (e.g. what a student must learn and demonstrate to provide learning or master)


[1] http://lrmi.dublincore.org/ 

[2] https://schema.org/learningResourceType

[3] https://schema.org/AlignmentObject 

[4] https://ceds.ed.gov/element/000928/ (example for resource type elements)

[5] https://www.imsglobal.org/resource-search

[6] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u7Nniey6SMDCjXBOLws7IRrtNaXvYe6tvfDof8Po_Ck/edit#heading=h.vb28knroittx 

[7] https://www.imsglobal.org/activity/case


I would highly recommend adding to this work and greatly discourage an attempt to reinvent this wheel. 


Best Regards,


Joshua Marks (IMS, LRMI, PCG, Curriki, etc.) 


On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 1:19 PM Cable Green <cable at creativecommons.org> wrote:

Greetings Open Education Friends:

I'm forwarding this call for collaboration from my OER Librarian friend and colleague, Heather White.


Warm regards,



Cable Green, PhD
Director of Open Education
Creative Commons

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From: Heather White <Heather.White at mhcc.edu>
Date: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 9:27 AM
Subject: OER Metadata Standards for Discovery: Call for Collaborators


{please excuse cross postings & please share widely}


Finding OER remains a challenge for faculty and the librarians who support them and the reason is technical - as a community, we have not yet agreed on metadata standards for all of our various computer systems to use. 


3 librarians in the Pacific Northwest are looking for technical services and systems librarians, and OER search engine administrators to come together and decide on metadata standards to improve the OER discovery process. While there's ongoing improvement in various OER repository search engines, librarians sending emails to listservs asking "anyone know of OER on this topic?" is still an all too common occurrence. 


It’s time to apply cataloging and systems librarians’ expertise to bring the OER discovery process up to par with traditional library research tools. And we need to do this in collaboration with our non-library colleagues that are optimizing OER search engines. 

Interested in helping? Want to learn more? 

 <https://sites.google.com/view/oermetadatagroup/home> Click here to sign up for the OER Metadata Group! 

Direct link:  <https://sites.google.com/view/oermetadatagroup/home> https://sites.google.com/view/oermetadatagroup/home



Heather White, MLS

Library Technical Services Coordinator

Mt Hood Community College

26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030


heather.white at mhcc.edu


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