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 6January 2001

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+ First year of the ETB
+ Prof. Erik Duval on Joint Memorandum of Understanding between LOM and DCMI
+ Hype about metadata registries
+ Collection Level Descriptions - Crash Course
+ IMS: Global Specifications to European eLearning Community
+ Recommendations on quality criteria and selection of resources to be included in ETB
+ Rationale behind the quality management process
+ Growing flora of metadata standards
+ Metadata for Education Group
+ Report for TRCE9
+ Sig re-launch
+ Upcoming events


+ FIRST YEAR OF ETB

A year has passed by now of putting pieces of the European Treasury Browser into all the right places. Little by little a form is becoming visible, and partners are able to see what their place is in the picture. We invite you to take a closer look at our ever-evolving web site at http://etb.eun.org with a plethora of information about ETB-project. Specially recommended reading is our public deliverables, which are found at: http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=2348

+ PROF ERIK DUVAL ON MoU BETWEEN LOM and DCMI

Last December the LOM Working Group and DCMI signed the Joint Memorandum of Understanding. It is supported by many metadata authority groups. According to Prof. Erik Duval, chair of the CEN ISSS Learning Technologies Workshop, this consensus between leading metadata groups is a clear sign that there will be a common way to proceed regardless of the metadata approach currently adopted. 'We apply think big - act small-strategy', Erik Duval told EUN when asking about future actions concerning the MoU. http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=3835

+ HYPE ABOUT METADATA REGISTRIES

Overlapping of activities is becoming a serious issue; in the field of metadata registries there's already quite a few playing on the same European ground. Projects starting with small focus group are expanding, some of them are struggling with limited resources and, of course, popularity of users. No doubt that some of them have decided to share the burden. From now on Schema registry, MetaLib and Dublin Core Metadata Observatory are going to work closer together to maximise their capacities to provide exhaustive service for a boarder audience. http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=3830

+ COLLECTION LEVEL DESCRIPTION - CRASH COURSE

The decentralised and heterogeneous nature of the ETB system requires metadata in order to provide relevant information concerning the nature of the different services in the ETB network. Well-defined descriptions of the network collections would improve and simplify the process of resource discovery by users, and would additionally benefit the collections. Research into the usage of collection level descriptions is currently being done within ETB. http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=3829


+IMS: GLOBAL SPECIFICATIONS TO EUROPEAN eLEARNING COMMUNITY

Globalisation is touching European e-learning arena with growing adoption of specifications. Last week in Madrid, IMS, a global consortium of 250 educational institutions, commercial entities, government agencies, and developers launched its activities in Europe. Over 80 e-learning vendors, providers and universities from the European e-learning community discussed the IMS technical specifications and their implications for worldwide e-learning. The 50 organizations represented included BT, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Fretwell-Downing, Luvit, M2S, Open Universiteit Nederland, SEMA Group, the University of Barcelona, and Telefonica. (press release) http://www.imsproject.org/pressrelease/pr010123.html

+ 'GUIDELINES': RECOMMENDATIONS ON QUALITY AND SELECTIONS OF RESOURCES TO BE INCLUDED in ETB

In defining the selection criteria for educational resources to be included in ETB, the first question to ask oneself is 'What do we mean by 'resource quality'. The interpretative key for the dual concept resource-quality cannot be anything else but the relationship between the user and the resource. http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=3812

+ RATIONALE BEHIND THE QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROCESS

This article is on quality issues such as Key concepts of Quality, What approach to Quality in schools?, The quality of educational resources on the Web. http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=3814

+ GROWING FLORA OF METADATA STANDARDS

This note is not so much about metadata per se, as about the kind of problems this vigorously growing flora of metadata standards poses for those who implement it. http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=3832

+ MEG, UK METADATA FOR EDUCATION GROUP

http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/education
Metadata for Education Group (MEG) has recently started in the UK. This is an open group including the major government-funded educational bodies in the UK, publishers, technology companies, and others. It wishes to be the open forum for debating the description and provision of educational resources at all the educational levels across the United Kingdom, eventually establishing itself as an authority in application of descriptive metadata to predominately UK educational resources. Take a look and sign the first attempt to reach consensus in describing discrete learning objects in a range of educational arena. http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/education/documents/concord.html

+ PROMETEUS INITIATIVE RE-LAUNCHED
In the Editorial of the Prometeus Newsletter No.2 - January 2001 Luis R.Rosello, Head of Unit Multimedia Applications for Education and Training Directorate General states the importance of the initiative and invites actors of the field to participate in signing the Prometeus Memorandum of Understanding. http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=3834

+ REPORT FOR TRCE9 in the context of the TREC-9 conference and CLEF 2001

http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=3833

+ UPCOMING EVENTS

Check the upcoming event on the EUN website http://www.en.eun.org/eun.org2/goto.cfm?sid=45


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Author: Riina Vuorikari
Web Editor: Riina Vuorikari
Published: Wednesday, 31 Jan 2001
Last changed: Wednesday, 14 May 2003
Keywords: etb, news, metadata, networking