May 18, 2022

New and Informative Briefing Report: “What is”

Published yesterday by Cetis (Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards) based in UK.

From the Report:

“What is” describes the specification for a technical audience. It is aimed at people who may want to use markup in websites or other tools, and who wish to know more about the technical approach behind and how to implement it. As such, it has relevance beyond our work in supporting LRMI [Learning Resource Metadata Initiative], and we hope it will be of interest to anyone describing resources on the web, whether these are educational resources or not. Additional briefings providing an in-depth technical overview of LRMI will follow.

This briefing has been produced as part of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), which is concerned with extending and applying to the description of educationally relevant properties of resources. Other briefings in this series will provide an in-depth overview of LRMI.

About the Authors

This paper has been written by Phil Barker and Lorna M Campbell who lead Cetis’ work on LRMI. Phil has been involved in the LRMI technical working group since its inception in Summer 2011. He and Lorna each have over ten years experience in the creation and implementation of learning resource metadata standards and in semantic technologies for resource description.

Direct to Full Text Briefing Report (13 pages; PDF)

Hat Tip and Thanks: Laura Dawson

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.