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LRMI Implementation

Creative Commons is funded to work with up to 10 OER platforms and registries to implement LRMI metadata. The goal is not only to get 10 quality implementations ready but also to develop a suite of best practices references for others wishing to do the implementation themselves.

The main deliverables will be documented on this page, including mappings.

LRMI Implementations Projects

During Phase 2 of the LRMI Project, Creative Commons was funded to work with up to ten OER platforms and registries to implement LRMI metadata. The goal was not only to get ten quality implementations ready but also to develop a suite of best practices references for others wishing to implement the specification themselves. Most of these implementation projects have now been completed and during Phase 3 of the LRMI Project Creative Commons and Cetis will be synthesising the outputs of these projects and developing a series of cases and associated materials.

Connexions, William Marsh Rice University

Connexions, now OpenStax CNX, was launched in 1999 at Rice University to provide authors and learners with an open space where they can share and freely adapt educational materials such as courses, books, and reports. Today, OpenStax CNX is a dynamic non-profit digital ecosystem serving millions of users per month in the delivery of educational content to improve learning outcomes. Tens of thousands of learning objects called pages, are organized into thousands of textbook-style books in a host of disciplines, all easily accessible online and downloadable to almost any device, anywhere, anytime.


Curriki provides peer reviewed open educational resources, curricula and instructional materials to support teachers, professional educators, students, lifelong learners, and parents, primarily in the domain of K-12 education. Curriki is a nonprofit organization and the majority of the resources is provides carry Creative Commons licences.


GooruLearning an open and collaborative online learning community. Gooru enables teachers and students to find standards-aligned, interactive learning materials that have been rated by fellow teachers, share those materials in the form of personalized custom collections, measure students’ engagement, comprehension, and progress, and contribute to an active community of teachers and students by sharing your collections and best practices.


ISKME is an independent, education non-profit company whose mission is to improve the practice of continuous learning, collaboration, and change in the education sector. ISKME supports innovative teaching and learning practices throughout the globe, and is well-known for its pioneering open education initiatives. ISKME also assists policy makers, foundations, and education institutions in designing, assessing, and bringing continuous improvement to education policies, programs, and practice.


Jorum is a Jisc funded Service for UK Further and Higher Education, to collect and share open educational resources, allowing their reuse and repurposing. Jorum's free online repository service forms a key part of Jisc's Learning and Teaching digital content offering. It is the first port of call for 1000's of resources, all shared and created by those who teach or have been inspired in the FE and HE and professional skills community.

MERLOT, California State University

MERLOT is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community. The MERLOT collection consists of tens of thousands of discipline-specific learning materials, learning exercises, and Content Builder web pages, together with associated comments, and personal collections, all intended to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Open Tapestry

Open Tapestry is a toolkit that enables teachers, instructors, professors, corporate trainers, students and learners to discover, adapt, and share learning resources. The Open Tapestry toolkit allows instructors to develop course materials and organise content into categories, or Tapestries, to enhance learners' experiences.

Peer2Peer University

Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities.


UntrikiWiki were funded to develop a MediaWiki extension to allow the use of markup in Wikitext. As part of this project, UntrikiWiki advocated the use of open-source extension HTML Tags on wikis.


Mappings are created to "map" the LRMI specification to the currently in-use metadata schema on each platform or registry. This enables the platform to do an automatic conversion to LRMI without the need of much human intervention.

Mappings currently available: