Support for IMS

DC-dot, UKOLN's web-based Dublin Core generator and editor now provides some support for converting DC-based metadata to IMS.

To use this feature, create your DC metadata in the normal way. Then select 'Other formats', choose 'IMS' from the pull down menu and select 'Create'. Your browser will probably prompt you to save a file of type 'text/xml'.

The converted metadata conforms to the mapping tables in 'IMS Meta-data Best Practice and Implementation Guide - Version 1.0' and the XML encoding defined in 'IMS Learning Resource Meta-data XML Binding Specification - version 1.0'.

Please note that, because it is based on DC, the generated IMS/XML metadata is likely to need enhancing for use in learning-related systems, with the addition of other attributes for example.

Maintained by: Andy Powell
Last updated: 4-October-1999

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