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A content package is a means for defining content that is readable by a variety of software. It usually comprises metadata that defines the content, and the actual content itself.
The term content package can be used in general to describe any collection of data that is collected together with a metadata description of the contents and can be distributed by any entity wishing to standardize the data that they issue for multiplatform compatibility.
Content packages are commonly found in learning management systems to distribute material for e-learning and are available in formats that are readable on a number of different learning systems.
IMS Global is an example of a content package system that is widely used and is a specification by which the aggregation, disaggregation, importing and exporting of packaged data is described. This content packaging system is currently undergoing standardization by the International Standards Organization (ISO).