Content Packaging Specification
Content Packaging v1.2 is undergoing standardisation by ISO/IEC. We expect the ISO/IEC version to be voted on as a full standard in late November 2009. However, there will be a delay before the ISO/IEC documents are available to buy.
The IMS documents are available free of charge. The technical information is identical to that adopted by ISO/IE; only the descriptive information and format is changed.
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Version 1.2 Public Draft 2 Specification - HTML
IMS Content Packaging Specification Primer
IMS Content Packaging Information Model
IMS Content Packaging XML Binding
IMS Content Packaging Best Practice Guide
IMS Content Packaging v1.1.4 final specification is maintenance release of the Content Packaging v1.1.3 specification. The substantive differences between the v1.1.3 and the v1.1.4 specifications are limited to:
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IMS Content Packaging v1.1.4 was reviewed by the IMS Technical Advisory Board in October 2004.
IMS Content Packaging v1.1.3 final specification is maintenance release of the specification.
Note: This specification updated on July 1, 2003 corrects an editorial error that inadvertently left the <variation> element set in Table 4.1 of the Information Model; this element is now removed from the specification.
The Content Packaging Specification is aimed primarily at content producers, learning management system vendors, computing platform vendors, and learning service providers. Learning materials described and packaged using the IMS Content Packaging XML format should be interoperable with any tool that supports the Specification. Content creators can develop and distribute material knowing that it can be delivered on any compliant system, thereby protecting their investment in rich content development.
Final Version 1.1.2 of the IMS Content Packaging Specification was released to the public in August 2001, and is comprised of three documents. It contains some editorial errata and provides additional clarification to several issues as requested by implementers and working group members. Links to PDF files of the relevant materials are provided below.
Version 1.1.2 - Update Specification - PDF