"The most successful repository initiatives have not heavily engaged with educational technology standards." This is from the first sentence of the conclusion from this report from EdReNe, the educational Repositories Network. The authors argue, "Community based approaches would by nature tend to focus on solving user needs with already available tools – i.e. a focus on iterative 'good enough' approaches instead of relying on implementation of specific standards." And this, write the authors, "leads to the question of whether current standardization bodies and organisations are in sync with actual user needs – a concern also raised previously by others." Many, many others. This is a great report; don't just read the conclusion, read at the very least to the appendices (which start about half way through). There are great diagrams and links (like this) throughout. Via CEN.