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This page provides an overview of 7 articles related to 'content packaging', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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A content package is a file containing content and metadata. A content package is used in e-learning to define some learning content or an assessment that can be delivered, for example by a Learning Management System. It's a standard way of describing learning content that can be read by many programs. The most widely used content packaging format is that defined by IMS Global, which uses an XML manifest file called imsmanifest.xml wrapped up inside a zip file. The learning content itself is either included in the zip file if it is HTML or other media that can run on its own, or else is referenced as a URL from within the manifest. The IMS format was used by SCORM to define their packaging format, and typically every SCORM content object (SCO) is defined by a content package. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Content package)

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Metadata related to 'content packaging' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'content packaging': 7 (0.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'content packaging' across all Ariadne articles: 4
  • Average number of references to 'content packaging' per Ariadne article: 0.57
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'content packaging': 2002-10
  • Trending factor of 'content packaging': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'content packaging':

  1. steve richardson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. wolfram horstmann (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jessica lindholm (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. sue manuel (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Open Repositories 2008

Mahendra Mahey reports on the third international Open Repositories 2008 Conference, held at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton in April 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Metadata for Learning Resources: An Update on Standards Activity for 2008

Sarah Currier gives an overview of current initiatives in standards for educational metadata.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Repository Thrills and Spills

Sue Manuel and Charles Oppenheim take a look at recent developments in the digital repositories field and present a light-hearted project narrative.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Building the Info Grid

Wolfram Horstmann, Liv Fugl and Jessica Lindholm report on the two-day conference Building the Info Grid on trends and perspectives in digital library technology and services held in Copenhagen in September.

October 2005, issue45, event report

Towards Library Groupware With Personalised Link Routing

Daniel Chudnov, Jeremy Frumkin, Jennifer Weintraub, Matthew Wilcox and Raymond Yee describe a potential groupware framework for integrating access to diverse information resources and distributed personal collection development.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

Exposing Information Resources for E-learning

Steve Richardson and Andy Powell on Harvesting and searching IMS metadata using both the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and the Z39.50 Protocol.

January 2003, issue34, feature article

5 Step Guide to Becoming a Content Provider in the JISC Information Environment

Andy Powell describes steps which content providers can take to integrate their resources into the JISC IE.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

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