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Stewardship of LRMI specification transferred to DCMI

Friday, October 24, 2014

After lengthy deliberations, the leadership of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has determined that the stewardship of the LRMI 1.1 specification, as well management of future LRMI development, will be passed to DCMI and its long-standing Education Community. The LRMI specification on which schema.org educational properties and classes are based was created by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and _blank">Creative Commons

(CC) with support from the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. The three-phased development cycle of the LRMI 1.1 specification included closing processes for the orderly passing of stewardship to a recognized organization in the metadata sector with commitments to transparency and community involvement. Stewardship of the LRMI specification within DCMI will be a function of a DCMI/LRMI Task Group. The LRMI specification as well as links to the Task Group and community communications channels can be found on the DCMI website at http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/. For the full announcement of the transfer, see the AEP press release at http://www.lrmi.net/lrmi-transfers-stewardship.