eduSourceCanada will be based on national and international standards; it will be fully bilingual; it will be accessible to all Canadians, including those with disabilities; and it will share and disseminate its findings with all of Canada.

The general vision of the eduSource project is focused on the creation of a network of linked and interoperable learning object repositories across Canada. The initial part of this project will be an inventory of ongoing development of the tools, systems, protocols and practices. Consequent to this initial exercise the project will look at defining the components of interoperable framework, the web services that will tie them all together and the protocols necessary to allow other institutions to enter into that framework.

We are grateful to CANARIE's Learning Program and the contributions of participating eduSource institutions for financial support of this project.