I’m rather late with this post, but I was very pleased to see the announcement last week that
leadership and governance of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), an education metadata project developed to improve discoverability and delivery of learning resources, have transferred from the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
Having been involved with the LRMI project for the last year, I’m well aware of the significant time and effort that has gone into establishing a robust and sustainable governance model to ensure that the LRMI specification is curated and maintained beyond the initiative’s funded phase. The project team strongly believed that LRMI required a governance model that preserves the open, collaborative, user-driven nature that has characterised the development of the specification, while also providing a path to formal standardization and the credibility and fidelity that accompany it. With its strong track record of supporting communities of practice around metadata design, innovation and best practice, the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is well placed to meet all these requirements.
You can read more about the agreement to transfer LRMI to DCMI here LRMI Transfers Stewardship, and my colleague Phil Barker has written an excellent blog post about what this means for the future of LRMI here LRMI Moving to Dublin Core.