LRMI Metadata Terms as RDF (Comment Draft)

DOCUMENT STATUS &
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:

This is a Working Draft of the DCMI Community Specification Committee (CSC) and is intended for PUBLIC REVIEW & COMMENT. Comments by the public regarding this RDF serialization of the LRMI 1.1 schema are welcome throughout the comment period as noted below. Please do not cite this document as other than work in progress.

The RDF encoding of the LRMI 1.1 specification as found at http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/2014-10-24/ is a deliverable of the DCMI/LRMI Task Group under the Work Package transferring the LRMI 1.1 specification to DCMI.

Title:
LRMI Terms as RDF
Creator:
LRMI Task Group (DC-Education Community)
Editors
Phil Barker
Stuart Sutton
Identifier:
http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/drafts/2014-11-30/
Date Issued:
2014-11-30
Document Status:
Community Specification—Public Comment Draft
Description:
The LRMI specification is a collection of classes and properties for markup and description of educational resources. The specification builds on the extensive vocabulary provided by Schema.org and other standards.
Schema Draft Serializations:
Turtle: http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/drafts/2014-11-30/lrmi-terms-DRAFT.ttl
RDF/XML: http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/drafts/2014-11-30/lrmi-terms-DRAFT.rdf
Public Comment Period:
December 1, 2014-December 31, 2014
Comments Email:
lrmi-comment(at)dublincore.net

Table of Contents


Index of Terms in the /lrmi-terms/ Namespace


1. Introduction & Definitions

This [draft] document is an up-to-date draft specification in RDF of the LRMI 1.1 metadata terms maintained by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

In the following term tables, each term is specified with the following minimal set of attributes:

Name: A token appended to the URI of the LRMI namespace to create the URI of the term.
Label: The human-readable label assigned to the term.
URI: The Uniform Resource Identifier used to uniquely identify a term.
Definition: A statement that represents the concept and essential nature of the term.
Type of Term: The type of term—class or property.
Date Issued/Modified: The type of term was created or modified.

Where applicable, the following attributes provide additional information about a term:

Description: Additional information about the term or its application.
Subproperty Of: A property of which the described term is a subproperty.
Equivalent Property: A property to which the described term is equivalent (owl:equivalentProperty).
Subclass Of: A class of which the described term is a subclass.
Equivalent Class: A class to which the described term is equivalent (owl:equivalentClass).
Has Domain: Any resource that has a given property is [inferred to be] an instance of one or more classes (rdfs:domain).
Has Range: The values of a property are [inferred to be] instances of one or more classes. (rdfs:range)
Domain Includes: Relates a property to a class that is (one of) the type(s) the property is expected to be used on. (https://schema.org/domainIncludes).
Range Includes: Relates a property to a class that constitutes (one of) the expected type(s) for values of the property. (https://schema.org/rangeIncludes).
Usage Note: A reference to a resource that provides information on how this resource is to be used. (http://purl.org/vocab/vann/usageNote).

2. Namespaces

The DCMI namespace for formal schemes and schemes of domain and practice communities is http://purl.org/dcx/. Specific community specifications will be in directories appended to the base community namespace. Thus, the http://dublincore.org/lrmi-terms/ URI will always resolve to the latest version of the LRMI terms—i.e., the LRMI properties and classes. The names of the latest version of specific properties and classes are resolved by appending the term to the LRMI base URI—e.g., http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/. Thus, the following term URI examples:

http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject
http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/typicalAgeRange

and (pending CSC proposal from the DCMI/NKOS Task Group (Network Knowledge Organization Systems))

http://purl.org/dcx/nkos-terms/updateFrequency
http://purl.org/dcx/nkos-terms/usedBy

Future controlled vocabularies for LRMI would follow the same namespace pattern. For example, should LRMI create a value vocabulary for use with the lrmi:alignmentType property, the vocabulary might be assigned the URI http://purl.org/dcx/lrmiAlignType/ with individual concepts URI such as http://purl.org/dcx/lrmiAlignType/teaches.


3. Classes

AlignmentObject

NameAlignmentObject
LabelAlignment Object
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject
Definition:An intangible item that describes an alignment between a learning resource and a node in an educational framework.
Type of Term:rdfs:Class
Subclass Of:schema:Intangible
Equivalent Class:schema:AlignmentObject
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

EducationalAudience

NameEducationalAudience
LabelEducational Audience
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/EducationalAudience
Definition:A group for whom the learning resource was created or useful.
Type of Term:rdfs:Class
Subclass Of:http://schema.org/Intangible
Equivalent Class:http://schema.org/EducationalAudience
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

4. Properties

alignmentType

Name:alignmentType
Label:Alignment Type
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/alignmentType
Definition:A category of alignment between the learning resource and the framework node
Description:Recommended values include: 'assesses', 'teaches', 'requires', 'textComplexity', 'readingLevel', 'educationalSubject', and 'educationLevel'.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/alignmentType
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

educationalAlignment

Name:educationalAlignment
Label:Educational Alignment
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/educationalAlignment
Definition:An alignment to an established educational framework.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://schema.org/CreativeWork
Range Includes:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/educationalAlignment
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

educationalFramework

NameeducationalFramework
LabelEducational Framework
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/educationalFramework
Definition:The framework to which the resource being described is aligned.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/educationalFramework
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

educationalRole

NameeducationalRole
LabelEducational Role
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/educationalRole
Definition:The role that describes the target audience of the content.
Description:[The educational function assumed or part played by the group for whom the resource is intended.]
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/EducationalAudience
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/educationalRole
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

educationalUse

NameeducationalUse
Label:Educational Use
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/educationalUse
Definition:The purpose of a work in the context of education.
Description:For example, 'assignment', 'group work'.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://schema.org/CreativeWork
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/educationalUse
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

interactivityType

NameinteractivityType
LabelInteractivity Type
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/interactivityType
Label:Interactivity Type
Definition:The predominant mode of learning supported by the learning resource.
Description:Acceptable values are 'active', 'expositive', or 'mixed'.
Description:Based on, and mappable from, IEEE LOM 5.1: Interactivity Type.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://schema.org/CreativeWork
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/interactivityType
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

isBasedOnURL

NameisBasedOnURL
LabelIs Based On URL
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/isBasedOnURL
Definition:A resource that was used in the creation of this resource.
Description:This term can be repeated for multiple sources. For example, http://example.com/great-multiplication-intro.html
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://schema.org/CreativeWork
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Resource
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/isBasedOnURL
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

learningResourceType

NamelearningResourceType
LabelLearning Resource Type
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/learningResourceType
Definition:The predominant type or kind characterizing the learning resource.
Description:For example, 'presentation', 'handout'.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://schema.org/CreativeWork
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/learningResourceType
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

targetDescription

NametargetDescription
LabelTarget Description
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/targetDescription
Definition:The description of a node in an established educational framework.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/targetDescription
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

targetName

NametargetName
LabelTarget Name
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/targetName
Definition:The name of a node in an established educational framework.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/targetName
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

targetURL

NametargetURL
LabelTarget URL
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/targetURL
Definition:The URL of a node in an established educational framework.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#anyURI
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/targetURL
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

timeRequired

NametimeRequired
LabelTime Required
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/timeRequired
Definition:Approximate or typical time it takes to work with or through this learning resource for the typical intended target audience.
Description:Based on, and mappable from, IEEE LOM 5.9: Typical Learning Time.
Description:For example, 'PT30M' and 'PT1H25M'
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://schema.org/CreativeWork
Range Includes:http://schema.org/Duration
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/timeRequired
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

typicalAgeRange

NametypicalAgeRange
LabelTypical Age Range
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/typicalAgeRange
Definition:The typical expected age range.
Description:For example, '7-9', '18-'.
Description:Based on, and mappable from, IEEE LOM 5.7: Typical Age Range.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Domain Includes:http://schema.org/CreativeWork
Has Range:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Equivalent Property:http://schema.org/typicalAgeRange
Is Defined By:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

useRightsURL

NameuseRightsURL
LabelUse Rights URL
URI:http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/useRightsURL
Definition:The URL where the owner specifies permissions for using the resource.
Description:For example: 'http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, & 'http://publisher.com/content-use-description'.
Type of Term:rdf:Property
Subproperty Of:http://schema.org/license
Domain Includes:http://schema.org/CreativeWork
Range Includes:http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#anyURI
Date Draft Issued:2014-11-30

5. Version Changes

This version declares the LRMI 1.1 specification as an RDF schema. As such, it maintains the core property and class intentions of version 1.1 while:

6. Turtle Serialization

@prefix dcterms: <http://purl.org/dc/terms/> .
@prefix owl: <http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#> .
@prefix rdf: <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#> .
@prefix rdfs: <http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#> .
@prefix schema: <http://schema.org/> .
@prefix xml: <http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace> .
@prefix xsd: <http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#> .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject> a rdfs:Class ;
    rdfs:label "Alignment Object"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    rdfs:comment "An intangible item that describes an alignment between a learning
       resource and a node in an educational framework."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:subClassOf schema:Intangible ;
    owl:equivalentClass schema:AlignmentObject .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/EducationalAudience> a rdfs:Class ;
    rdfs:label "Educational Audience"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    rdfs:comment "A group for whom the learning resource was created or useful."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:subClassOf schema:Intangible ;
    owl:equivalentClass schema:EducationalAudience .

<http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/drafts/2014-11-30/> dcterms:creator "Association 
   of Educational Publishers (AEP)"@en,
        "Creative Commons"@en,
        "LRMI Task Group"@en ;
    dcterms:description "The LRMI specification is a collection of classes and properties
       for markup and description of educational resources. The specification builds on 
       the extensive vocabulary provided by Schema.org and other standards."@en ;
    dcterms:identifier <http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/2014-11-30/> ;
    dcterms:isVersionOf <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    dcterms:license <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/> ;
    dcterms:replaces <http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/2014-10-24/> ;
    dcterms:title "LRMI Specification Version 1.1a"@en .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/alignmentType> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Alignment Type"@en ;
    dcterms:description "Recommended values include: 'assesses', 'teaches', 'requires', 
       'textComplexity', 'readingLevel', 'educationalSubject', and 'educationLevel'."@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes <http://purl.org/dcx/AlignmentObject> ;
    rdfs:comment "A category of alignment between the learning resource and the framework
       node."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:string ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:alignmentType .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/educationalAlignment> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Educational Alignment"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:rangeIncludes <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject> ;
    rdfs:comment "An alignment to an established educational framework."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:educationalAlignment .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/educationalFramework> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Educational Framework"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject> ;
    rdfs:comment "The framework to which the resource being described is aligned."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:string ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:educationalFramework .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/educationalRole> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Educational Role"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/EducationalAudience> ;
    rdfs:comment "An educationalRole of an EducationalAudience"@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:string ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:educationalRole .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/educationalUse> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Educational Use"@en ;
    dcterms:description "For example, 'assignment', 'group work'."@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:comment "The purpose of a work in the context of education."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:string ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:educationalUse .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/interactivityType> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Interactivity Type"@en ;
    dcterms:description "Acceptable values are 'active', 'expositive', or 'mixed'."@en,
        "Based on, and mappable from, IEEE LOM 5.1: Interactivity Type."@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:comment "The predominant mode of learning supported by the learning resource."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:string ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:interactivityType .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/isBasedOnUrl> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Is Based On"@en ;
    dcterms:description "This term can be repeated for multiple sources. For 
       example, http://example.com/great-multiplication-intro.html"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:comment "A resource that was used in the creation of this resource."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range rdfs:Resource ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:isBasedOn .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/learningResourceType> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Learning Resource Type"@en ;
    dcterms:description "For example, 'presentation', 'handout'."@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:comment "The predominant type or kind characterizing the learning resource."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:string ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:learningResourceType .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/targetDescription> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Target Description"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject> ;
    rdfs:comment "The description of a node in an established educational framework."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:string ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:targetDescription .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/targetName> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Target Name"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject> ;
    rdfs:comment "The name of a node in an established educational framework."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:string ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:targetName .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/targetUrl> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Target URL"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject> ;
    rdfs:comment "The URL of a node in an established educational framework."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:anyURI ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:targetUrl .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/timeRequired> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Time Required"@en ;
    dcterms:description "Based on, and mappable from, IEEE LOM 5.9: Typical Learning Time."@en,
        "For example, 'PT30M' and 'PT1H25M'"@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/AlignmentObject> ;
    rdfs:comment "Approximate or typical time it takes to work with or through this 
       learning resource for the typical intended target audience."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms> ;
    rdfs:range schema:Duration ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:timeRequired .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/typicalAgeRange> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Typical Age Range"@en ;
    dcterms:description "Based on, and mappable from, IEEE LOM 5.7: Typical Age Range."@en,
        "For example, '7-9', '18-'."@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:comment "The typical expected age range."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:range xsd:string ;
    owl:equivalentProperty schema:typicalAgeRange .

<http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/useRightsUrl> a rdf:Property ;
    rdfs:label "Use Rights URL"@en ;
    dcterms:description """For example: 'http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/', 
   'http://publisher.com/content-use-description'."""@en ;
    dcterms:issued "2014-11-30"^^xsd:date ;
    schema:domainIncludes schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:rangeIncludes schema:CreativeWork,
        xsd:anyURI ;
    rdfs:comment "The URL where the owner specifies permissions for using the resource."@en ;
    rdfs:isDefinedBy <http://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/> ;
    rdfs:subPropertyOf schema:license .

7. Schema History

"Co-led by the Association of Educational Publishers --the 501(c)(3) division of the Association of American Publishers-- and Creative Commons, and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the LRMI has developed a common metadata framework for describing or 'tagging' learning resources on the web. This framework is a key first step in developing a richer, more fruitful search experience for educators and learners. ... The LRMI was spurred by the announcement in 2011 of Schema.org, a project by Bing, Google, and Yahoo! to create a standard way of tagging online content. ... The metadata schema developed by the LRMI was adopted by Schema.org in April 2013, meaning that anyone who publishes or curates educational content can now use LRMI markup to provide rich, education-specific metadata about their resources with the confidence that this metadata will be recognized by major search engines."http://www.lrmi.net/about

Work on the LRMI specification began in 2011 with the creation of a LRMI Advisory Board, and a Technical Working Group charged with developing a community-based specification as the education extension for schema.org. Engagement of the broader education metadata community was handled during development through a Google Group. Stuart Sutton, DCMI Managing Director & DC-Education Community co-chair served on the Technical Working Group. Others on the Technical Working Group with close ties to DCMI include Dan Brickley (schema.org) and Phil Barker (Cetis, UK).

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons (CC) have asked that stewardship of the LRMI specification be placed with DCMI at the September closure of Gates funding for LRMI development. From inception, the overall planning for the LRMI specification included the orderly transition of development outcomes from its grant-funded beginnings under the leadership of AEP and Creative Commons to a permanent context managed by an organization with the capacity to provide ongoing stewardship for long-term sustainability, access, and orderly future development. As the funded start-up phase of LRMI was coming to a close, an exploratory team comprised of representatives from AEP, Creative Commons, and the LRMI community was formed and has been actively and systematically engaged in evaluating an array of potential candidates for such stewardship. The exploratory team recommended DCMI because it's open community goals and processes are congruent with those that have emerged within LRMI during its short development history and because of DCMI's reputation and track record in development and principled stewardship of metadata specifications used in the Web context.