New Draft British Standard - Exchanging Course Related Information
The two parts of a draft British Standard (BS), "BS 8581 - Exchanging course related information – Course advertising profile" have recently been released for public comment on the British Standard Institute "Draft Review" website.
This standard is heavily based on the XCRI-CAP 1.2 specification, which has been developed and piloted over the past few years with support from JISC and CETIS, and would create a British Standard that is consistent with the European Standard "Metadata for Learning Opportunities - Advertising" (EN 15982, also to be adopted as BS) but extends it and provides more detail suited to UK application.
The two parts for public review, which closes on April 30th 2012, are:
- BS 8581-1 - Exchanging course related information – Course advertising profile – Specification
- BS 8581-2 - Exchanging course related information – Course advertising profile – Code of practice
Registration is required to access the drafts and comment.
Background information and details of implementations of XCRI may be found on the XCRI-CAP website.