innovation in metadata design, implementation & best practices

DCMI Education Community

DCMI Education Working Group - 2001

Join this working group...

Title: DCMI Education Working Group
Chair: Jon Mason,
Chair: Stuart Sutton,
Status: This working group is currently inactive under this charter. [New charter]
Established: 1999-08-09
Rechartered: 2000-10-06

The objectives of the Working Group in 2000-2001 are to continue discussion and development of proposals for the use of Dublin Core metadata in the description of educational resources. The scope includes educational resources applicable for many national education communities and cross-sectoral communities (e.g., pre-school, K-12, further and higher education, vocational and technical training, and lifelong learning). The Working Group will continue its work in the development of qualifiers to the DCMES and/or domain specific elements, element qualifiers and value qualifiers to describe educational materials for the purpose of enhancing resource discovery.

Jump to: Milestones/Deliverables | Open Issues | Forums | Background | History | Related Work | Resources

Milestones/Deliverables [top]

Scheduled Milestone Description Editor/Contact Status/History
October - November Discussion Time Line: 'dc-ed:level'   Completed
30 November 2000 Proposal for 'dc-ed:level' Jon Mason, Stuart Sutton Completed
October - June Discussion Time Line: 'type' vocabulary Jon Mason  
30 June 2001 Proposal for 'type' vocabulary Jon Mason, Stuart Sutton  
October - August Discussion Time Line: 'dc-ed:audience' refinements    
1 September 2001 Proposal for 'dc-ed:audience' refinements Jon Mason, Stuart Sutton  
October - August Discussion Time Line: teaching/learning processes and characteristics    
1 September 2001 Proposal for teaching/learning processes and characteristics Jon Mason, Stuart Sutton  


Open Issues [top]

A list of as yet unresolved issues, or those ideas or problems that are still under discussion.

  • Resource 'type' vocabulary development - See Milestones/Deliverables for 2000-2001
  • 'dc-ed:audience' element refinement - See Milestones/Deliverables for 2000-2001
  • Teaching/learning processes and characteristics - See Milestones/Deliverables for 2000-2001

Forums [top]

Decisions are made by obtaining a consensus from a broad range of individuals and organizations. Listed here are some of the places where discussions take place:

Working Group mailing list:

Background [top]

Information on discussions and decisions that were used to support the creation of this working group.

History [top]

Information on when this working group was constituted, dates of group meetings and results from those meetings, etc.

  • Date constituted: 1999-08-09
  • DC-7 Face-to-Face Meetings: October 1999 (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Australian Face-to-Face Meeting: February 2000 (Melbourne, Australia) - Draft Proposal
  • DC-Education Draft Proposal to DC Advisory Committee: 2000-04-30
  • DC-8 Face-to-Face Meetings: October 4-5, 2000 (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Revised DC-Education Draft Proposal to DC Advisory Committee: 2000-10-05
  • Date rechartered: 2000-10-06

Links to groups, reports, software, projects, etc. that would be of interest to the participants of this working group.

Resources [top]

Information, standards and reports that were used to support the decisions and discussions in this working group.


  • 2000-10-05: DCMI Education working group meeting at DC-8 in Ottawa. Meeting Report.