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Higher Education Standards Agency HESA was setup in 1993 following a Government White Paper "Higher Education: A New Framework", which called for more coherence in higher education statistics. HESA is now the central source for higher education statistics and has standardised and streamlined the data collection and publication process to become a respected point of reference.
American Mathematical Society (AMS) Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life.
Library and Information Research Group LIRG promotes the value of information research and links research with practice. The Group was formed in 1977 to bring together those interested in library and information research. In April 2003 it became a Special Interest Group of CILIP.
CETIS Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards
CETIS Metadata SIG The CETIS metadata SIG. No homepage listed
JORUM JISC Online Repository for Learning & Teaching Materials No homepage listed
JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry Project (IEMSR) The JISC IE Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) project is funded by JISC through its Shared Services Programme. The IEMSR project is developing a metadata schema registry as a pilot shared service within the JISC Information Environment.
CABI Publishing CABI Publishing is one of the leading publishers of bibliographic databases, books, CD-ROMs and Internet resources in the applied life sciences. It also provides information solutions to support sustainable development.
Royal College of Nursing
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Elsevier Engineering Information Elsevier Engineering Information
Resource Discovery Network (RDN) The Resource Discovery Network [RDN] is a collaborative service provided for the UK Further and Higher Education communities. The RDN provides access to high quality Internet resources selected by subject specialists for their value in learning and teaching.
UK Data Archive
IEEE LTSC WG12 IEEE Learning & Teaching Standards Committee Working Group 12
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) QCA maintains and develops the national curriculum and associated assessments, tests and examinations; and accredits and monitors qualifications in colleges and at work. No homepage listed
Higher Education Academy The Academy was formed in May 2004 from a merger of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE), the Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN), and the TQEF National Co-ordination Team (NCT). No homepage listed
University for Industry (Ufi) Ufi Ltd is the organisation responsible for learndirect, the largest government-backed supported e-learning initiative in the world, learndirect advice and UK online. Ufi was established in 1998 to take forward the concept of a "university for industry". Its mission is to use e-learning to boost the employability of individuals and the productivity and competitiveness of organisations.
London School of Economics and Political Science
Learning & Teaching Support Network (LTSN) The LTSN is now part of the Higher Education Academy. No homepage listed
American Psychological Association (APA) Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
RSLP Collection Description Project The RSLP Collection Description project worked with other RSLP projects, enabling them to describe their collections in a consistent and machine readable way. Based on a thorough modelling of collections and their catalogues, the project developed a collection description metadata schema and associated syntax using the Resource Description Framework (RDF).
The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) The Open Archives Initiative (OAI).
Metadata for Education Group (MEG) The Metadata for Education Group (MEG) serves as an open forum for debating the description and provision of educational resources at all educational levels across the United Kingdom.
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
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