Digitary & IMS Global

Sep 29, 2020

Digitary joins IMS Global Learning Consortium to advance the digital credentials ecosystem 

Digitary unites around the IMS community vision for shared comprehensive and interoperable learner records standards worldwide

Today, Digitary officially became one of the newest members of the growing IMS Global Learning Consortium, a non-profit collective advancing Digital Credentials to support Lifelong Learning. Digitary’s participation further strengthens the organisation’s global impact and brings IMS total membership tally to over 570 members, across 26 countries.

With the introduction of Digitary Badges in April, Digitary saw a fast uptake of their Badges solution from over 15 Higher Education Partners across Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. As Digitary continues to develop their comprehensive digital credentials platform, the importance of aligning with the IMS present and future standards development roadmap is a key focus.

As Digitary continues to innovate and adopt new recognition technologies at scale, the importance of collaborating with members of a well-respected body such as IMS Global and to contribute to existing and emerging learner records standards creates an ever improving credentialling ecosystem.

Digitary looks forward to contributing specifically to the evolution of the Open Badges and Comprehensive Learner Record specifications as well as committing to certify the Digitary Badges Platform.

As a new member, Digitary will strive to generate broader awareness of IMS Global in the wider network including strategic stakeholders within the European Commission supporting projects like ESCO and Europass.

Joining IMS reinforces Digitary’s commitment to further promote and enhance the adoption of learning technology interoperability standards, through the collaborative interactions with all other digital credentials’ ecosystem players, and other Standards Development Organizations like IEEE, PESC, and W3C.

“We are pleased that Digitary is joining IMS Global and we look forward to their leadership to enable an interoperable digital credentials ecosystem moving forward,” said Mark Leuba, Vice President of Product Management at IMS Global Learning Consortium. “Digitary’s expertise in building secure digital credentialing at global scale will be a valuable asset to our community and the work that we are doing.”

“Digitary is excited to join the IMS Global network and to work towards the shared goal of the use and adoption of interoperable standards worldwide,” said James Murray-Beckman, Chief Operating Officer at Digitary. “IMS Global is renowned worldwide for its stewardship in the space and Digitary looks forward to collaborating with other IMS members to develop best practices and the adoption of Open Standards.”

Digitary is a world leader in digital certification of academic achievements, and a trusted provider of secure verified documents to learners, educational organisations, and employers globally. To date Digitary have issued over 4 million credentials and empowered more than 1.5 million learners worldwide.

Working together, IMS Global’s influential community of educational institutions, suppliers, and government organisations  develop open interoperability standards, support adoption with technical services, and encourage adoption through programs that highlight effective practices of technology-enabled innovation to improve learning impact. 


About Digitary

Digitary was launched in Dublin, Ireland in 2005, and has grown to become a leading online platform for certifying, sharing, and verifying academic credentials. Learner-centric since the very start, Digitary enables millions of Learners to access their verified achievements and to share them with others, securely, quickly, and easily. Digitary is now used by organisations in over 135 countries. 


James Murray-Beckman – Chief Operating Officer, Digitary


Catherine Stanley – Head of Marketing, Digitary