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The LRMI project was begun in the the spring of 2011 with the initial goal of developing a set of properties and classes to augment for description of learning resources. The initial work was led by the Association of Educational Publishers —the 501©(3) division of the Association of American Publishers —and Creative Commons, and was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In the fall of 2014, curation and further development of the initial 1.1 specification was transferred to DCMI for stewardship and further development under the guidance of the LRMI Task Group (LTG).

Shortly after the transfer in 2014, the LTG published the 1.1 specification in fully conformant RDF. Recently, the LTG published four concept schemes using the W3C’s Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) to provide values for key properties in the LRMI schema. The LTG has extended it’s work to provide support for development of the Course entity, and, most recently, the work of the Educational and Occupational Credentials Community Group.

Your interest in LRMI is very important for us. We value any comments, questions, and suggestions that you might have either on the LRMI project itself or on the LRMI metadata specifications for describing learning resources and related entities. If you don’t have any question or comment, but you feel you can contribute to the development of LRMI, we would like to hear from you as well. Please feel free to contact us using the links under Communications. All contributions are welcome. The more feedback we get, the better we can enrich the LRMI specifications. Suggestion on refining the specifications can be entered as issues in either the LRMI Terms or LRMI Vocabularies.