Recommendations for a minimal metadata set to aid harmonised discovery of learning resources

Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Katarzyna Biernacka, Michelle Brazas, Leyla Jael Castro, Nicola Fiore, M. Hellstrom, Emma Lazzeri, Ellen Leenarts, Paula Martinez Lavanchy, Elizabeth Newbold, Amy L. Nurnberger, Esther Plomp, Lucia Vaira, Celia van Gelder, Angus Whyte

Research output: Book/ReportReportScientific


As part of the RDA Education And Training On Handling Of Research Data IG activities, the Minimal Metadata for Learning Resources Focus Group recommends a minimal set of metadata for learning resources. By comparing and analyzing existing learning resource-related metadata schemas to find the overlaps, the group provides guidance on metadata elements that should be minimally required for purposes of learning resource discovery to those concerned with supporting or providing training resources. This set includes a report, a list of minimal metadata elements along with a data dictionary with examples for how to use the elements, and supporting documents.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherResearch Data Alliance
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2022


  • learning resources
  • research data management
  • RDM
  • minimal metadata
  • training materials
  • metadata schemas
  • application profiles
  • training


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