The Nordic quest for a new international metadata standard grounded in graph centric (versus a document centric) view on metadata continues. Yesterday a small group of dedicatees gathered in an attic at KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to work on the Abstract model of the future Metadata For Learning Resources standard of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36.
With the help of the king of abstract modelling, Ambjörn Naeve, we came up with this proposal for an abstract model:
You should open this model in Conzilla to explore the metadata of each concept.
The role of an application profile in this metadata approach is different from what we usually deal with in the IEEE LOM community. The proposed MLR Application Profile is more tied to the local context and communities, due to the fact that MLR is intended to be a true international standard, and the very concept of global interoperability is a oxymoron.
Therefore we modelled the MLR Application Profile as in the figure below.
This model should be opened and digested in Conzilla as well.