ERIC Number: EJ1008743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
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Sifting the Data
Waters, John K.
T.H.E. Journal, v40 n1 p15-18 Jan 2013
Students who search for broad terms on the Internet can be deluged by useless or offensive information. Dave Gladney, project manager for the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), says what's needed is a commonly agreed-upon vocabulary for describing content for education search. The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has a complicated name but a simple purpose: to make web searches more useful for students and teachers. Gladney says that finding "a common metadata specification for marking up online content that is educational in nature" is the aim of the project he is managing. The key concept here is "metadata," which might be defined as data about data. Metadata--or more precisely, descriptive metadata--describe both the content and context of data files.
Descriptors: Internet, Online Searching, Information Retrieval, Search Engines, Metadata, Publishing Industry, Educational Resources
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