Free Education Metadata Workshop Scheduled on June 5

Event will help educational content providers understand best practices for implementing new Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification for increased discoverability

WILMINGTON, DE, May 16, 2013 – On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) will host a free LRMI Workshop following its annual Content in Context (CIC) conference in Washington, D.C. The workshop will provide background information and updates on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), a project co-led by AEP and Creative Commons to create an education-specific extension of the web markup standard. Like’s goal to improve the general search experience, the LRMI aims to make it easier for educators, students, and others to find precisely the right instructional materials at the right time. The workshop is free and open to both CIC attendees and the general public.

Session topics will include:

•    Publisher perspectives on LRMI and experiences with implementation
•    An overview of other important and emerging education data initiatives
•    Best practices for aligning content to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as well as other education frameworks
•    Metadata projects that build on the LRMI, including accessibility metadata
•    Processes and plans for evolving the LRMI properties

The day will conclude with a hands-on tagging activity that will walk attendees through the LRMI tagging process. For starters, attendees will learn what properties to use and what values to assign, what constitutes an individual resource, and how best to determine the proper person from their organization to do the tagging. Attendees are encouraged to bring resources or links to resources that they would like to tag.

“This workshop kicks off our year-long LRMI workshop series designed to update everyone on the LRMI project and take the next step toward implementation,” said Dave Gladney, LRMI project manager at AEP. “Individuals and teams in attendance will gain valuable insights and skills that can be applied or transferred immediately within their organizations.” 

Register for the LRMI Workshop today by clicking here and look for the “Metadata Lab” option during checkout. To learn more about the LRMI and to sign up for the monthly LRMI newsletter featuring project updates, visit

About The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is a nonprofit organization that serves and advances the industry of supplemental educational publishing. The membership of AEP represents the breadth of educational content developers delivering progressive educational products in all media and for any educational setting.

AEP's thought leadership and market insight have created ground-breaking opportunities for its members to collaborate, network, and partner with each other as well as to acquire a voice in the development of government education policy. Founded in 1895, AEP now assists its members in navigating the global realities of educational publishing in the 21st Century. For more information, please visit