LRMI Seeks Public Comment on Draft Metadata Specification for Educational Resources


Dave Gladney

Alyssa Giustino
KEH Communications

WILMINGTON, DE, November 2, 2011 The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons are seeking public comment on the current draft of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification. The LRMI technical working group, which is tasked with drafting a common metadata vocabulary for describing learning resources online, invites comments on the current draft by November 11. The next draft will be published for comment on November 18. The specification is available online at

The ultimate goal of the LRMI is to improve user search experience via the creation and implementation of a standard metadata framework for educational content.

“We know that the success of this project lies in widespread support and adoption,” said Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP. “The best way to do this is to gain feedback from all stakeholders early and often, so that the end product is a robust, comprehensive framework that meets the needs of our industry.”

General comments are welcomed in the LRMI Discussion Forum. Technical comments can be posted to the public LRMI mailing list at  All comments for the current draft must be received by November 11.

For information on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative, visit

About The Association of Educational Publishers (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

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