ICONEX. Funded by the UK-based Joint
Information Systems Council with the aim of facilitating the development
and brokerage of interactive, interoperable, learning objects through
establishing a standards-based repository.
Learning Objects Network (LON). An Internet
infrastructure company established to service the needs of a broad
range of stakeholders engaged in standards-based development and
packaging of learning objects. Stakeholders include publishers,
corporations, the military, medical information providers, and training
and education providers.
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning
& Online Teaching (MERLOT). Initiated in the United
States, MERLOT is now an international cooperative with a primary
aim of providing a free and open repository of high-quality learning
resources suitable for faculty and students in higher education.
It achieves this through a subscription-based membership and through
leveraging the academic tradition of peer review.
Resource Discovery Network (RDN). A
collaboration of over sixty UK-based educational and research organizations,
including the Natural History Museum and the British Library. It
provides free resource discovery services that access a wide range
of quality online resource collections organized according to academic
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources
Coalition (SPARC). An alliance of universities, research
libraries, and organizations focused on facilitating the optimum
dissemination of scholarly output in the networked digital environment.
It achieves this through incubation of innovative and cost-effective
mechanisms of distribution and ongoing public advocacy for changes
in the culture of scholarly communication and the systems that support
Science Museums of China (SMC). The
Science Museums of China (SMC) has been established with support
from the Chinese Academy of Sciences to be a comprehensive Web site
for "cherishing the goals of spreading scientific knowledge,
advocating scientific methodology, and carrying forward scientific
spirit." SMC is made up of a cluster of virtual science museums
covering a range of disciplines.