AEP and Creative Commons Launch Webinar Series About Education Metadata Initiative

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AEP and Creative Commons Launch Webinar Series About Education Metadata Initiative

Sept. 23rd webinar will introduce the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative and answer questions from educational content developers and publishers

WILMINGTON, DE, September 15, 2011 – As part of the recently launched Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons have launched a series of webinars to address questions surrounding the project and gain valuable insight and input from publishers, content developers, educators, and the general public. The first webinar in the series is scheduled for Friday, September 23rd, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT.

This free event is intended to provide a forum for anyone with a stake in the creation or distribution of educational content to get engaged in the LRMI, an industry-wide initiative to create a common vocabulary for describing learning resources. Presenters include Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP, and Greg Grossmeier, education technology and policy coordinator of Creative Commons and co-chair of the LRMI Technical Working Group. Attendees will be invited to ask questions and voice concerns during the event.  To register for “Metadata Tagging in Education–What Every Publisher and Content Developer Needs to Know,” please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/985113857.

“We look forward to continual communication with all interested parties throughout the life of this important project,” says Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP.  “The very success of the LRMI relies on our ability to meet the needs of all affected constituencies—publishers, educators and students alike.”

For those who can’t attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted at www.lrmi.net. There are also a number of upcoming live information sessions at education industry events, including the EdNET conference in September and the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

For more information about the Learning Resources Metadata Initiative and webinar series, visit www.lrmi.net.

About AEP
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is a nonprofit organization that serves and advances the industry of supplemental educational publishing. The membership of AEP represents the breadth of educational content developers delivering progressive educational products in all media and for any educational setting.

AEP’s thought leadership and market insight have created ground-breaking opportunities for its members to collaborate, network, and partner with each other as well as to acquire a voice in the development of government education policy. Founded in 1895, AEP now assists its members in navigating the global realities of educational publishing in the 21st Century. For more information, please visit www.AEPweb.org.

About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works, whether owned or in the public domain. Through its free copyright licenses, Creative Commons offers authors, artists, scientists, and educators the choice of a flexible range of protections and freedoms that build upon the “all rights reserved” concept of traditional copyright to enable a voluntary “some rights reserved” approach. Creative Commons was built with and is sustained by the generous support of organizations including the Center for the Public Domain, Omidyar Network, The Rockefeller Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as members of the public. For more information about Creative Commons, visit http://creativecommons.org.