Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Learning Object Metadata (LOM)

Some potentially useful tools from CanCore (Canadian Core Learning Object Metadata Application Profile).
CanCore, with the support of Athabasca University and the eduSource project, has developed three open-source software components for the access and manipulation of LOM/CanCore metadata. Released under the Free Software Foundation's LGPL License, these three components have the potential to greatly simplify the challenging task of developing learning object repositories --all without adding in any way to development costs.

These components take the form of interfaces, APIs (Application Program Interfaces), or schemas for working with LOM (Learning Object Metadata) or LOR (Learning Object Repository) data and functions:

  • A LOM Interface or API simplifying the manipulation and transmission of LOM data within and between software systems.
  • LOR Interface or API for communicating with a Learning Object and Metadata Repository.
  • A custom LDAP schema which allows LOM records to be stored and accessed via an LDAP server.

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