[LINK] Fwd: Ed Metadata, Ottawa Communiqué
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 22:57:37 +0000
Hi there ..
Perhaps of interest ..
Subject: Harmonisation of Metadata for Education and Training
Communities: Ottawa Communiqué
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 11:34:33 +0100
From: Paul Miller <P.Miller@HULL.AC.UK>
Announcement of an important step forward for educational
interoperability, from Neil McLean in Australia...
Harmonisation of Metadata for Education and Training Communities:
At a meeting convened in Ottawa on Friday 24 August 2001,
representatives from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), the
IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS) and the IEEE Learning Technology
Standards Committee, Learning Object Metadata Working Group (IEEE,
LTSC LOM WG) met to discuss matters of mutual interest.
The meeting, convened by Neil McLean, Director IMS Australia, was most
productive and the following program of action was agreed:
1. Develop and promote a set of fundamental principles for the
development and application of modular interoperable metadata for
dissemination to the global education and training communities.
Task Leader: Wayne Hodgins
Timeline: Public Draft by 22 September 2001
2. Develop a set of examples that illustrate how metadata should
be generated in a given application profile involving both DCMI and
Task Leader: Stuart Sutton
Timeline: Public Draft by 14 December 2001
3. Develop a set of guidelines and principles for the creation of
application profiles involving both LOM and DCMI metadata.
Task Leader: Makx Dekkers
Timeline: Public Draft by 30 November 2001
4. Development of an example of an application profile in the
form of a machine readable compound schema.
Task Leader: Jon Mason
Timeline: Public Draft of project scope by 14 September 2001
5. Other issues identified for potential collaboration include:
(1) the development and maintenance of registries;
(2) an assessment of the degree of semantic drift that may have
developed in the LOM interpretation of DCMI terms.
Joint task leaders: Stuart Sutton / Stu Weibel / Robby Robson
Time lines: To be agreed
Neil McLean will act as coordinator for this program of action.
For further information please contact:
Neil McLean, email - email@example.com
Stu Weibel, email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Hodgins, email - email@example.com
Director, IMS Australia
30 August 2001
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Cheers all ..