I am currently studying for a Masters in Information Technology (Business) at Heriot-Watt University and undertaking a thesis into the development of a metadata application profile for learning resources.
The aim of the project is to create an application profile from data elements drawn from Schema.org, which will be built using the Singapore Framework. The definition of functional requirements for the profile will be drawn from different areas of research including the current practice of stakeholders of the application profile.
I am looking for information on the current practices or best practices in terms of the use of metadata application profiles within web publishing/search engine development.
If you are a publisher or developer who uses application profiles and can share information publicly, I would be very grateful if you could let me know: