Link What is IMS VDEX? (html)
A CETIS Briefing on the IMS specification for Vocabulary Definition and Exchange, which allows the exchange and expression of simple machine-readable lists of human language terms, along with information that may assist a human in understanding the meaning of the various terms.
No longer current.
Link: What is the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting? (html).
A CETIS Briefing Paper on the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), which offers a simple technical option for catalogue and repository services to make their metadata available to other services.
Link: What is IEEE Learning Object Metadata (pdf).
A CETIS briefing paper on the IEEE 1484.12.1 – 2002 Standard for Learning Object Metadata, a standard for the description of “learning objects”. IEEE 1484.12.1 is the first part of a multipart standard, and describes the LOM data model. The LOM data model specifies which aspects of a learning object should be described and what vocabularies may be used for these descriptions; it also defines how this data model can be amended by additions or constraints.