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A Successful DCMI 2018 Conference

The DCMI Annual Conference was held last week, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. The conference was co-located with TPDL which meant that while many people arrived as part of one community, all left with the experience and appreciation of two!

The full conference proceedings are now available, with copies of presentation slides where appropriate.

Some photographs of the conference can be found on Flickr, tagged with 'dcmi18'. If you use Flickr, please upload any photos you may have taken of the conference and use the same tag. More photographs (and commentary) can be found on the Twitter stream from the conference (using the tag: '#dcmi18').

As you will see in some of the photographs, the beautiful city of Porto played its part too!

Judging by the feedback we have received so far, the conference was a great success. We would like to thank all those who contributed, the programme committee, the local organisers and, crucially, the participants!

We will announcing details about next year's conference in the next few weeks, but we can already tell you that it will be hosted by the Korean National Library in Seoul, Korea. Keep an eye out for more announcements here!


Webinar: SKOS - Overview and Modeling of Controlled Vocabularies

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members.

SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) is the recommendation of the W3C to represent and publish datasets for classifications, thesauri, subject headings, glossaries and other types of controlled vocabularies and knowledge organization systems in general. The first part of the webinar includes an overview of the technologies of the semantic web and shows in detail the different elements of the SKOS model. The second part shows different approaches for the application of SKOS to represent controlled vocabularies.

Antoine Isaac (Europeana Foundation) works as R&D Manager for Europeana. He has been researching and promoting the use of Semantic Web and Linked Data technology in culture since his PhD studies at Paris-Sorbonne and the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel. He has especially worked on the representation and interoperability of collections and their vocabularies. He has served in other related W3C efforts, for example on SKOS, Library Linked Data, Data on the Web Best Practices, Data Exchange. He co-chairs the Technical Working Group of the RightsStatements.org initiative and the Discovery Technical Specification Group at the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF).


Juan-Antonio Pastor-Sánchez (Associate Professor, University of Murcia, Spain) Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Documentation and Coordinator of Information Systems at the University of Murcia. He teaches and researches on thesaurus management, management of information, knowledge organization, Semantic Web, web design, accessibility and information architecture for the web.



This Webinar will be hosted by ASIS&T. Full details, including instructions for joining the webinar.


Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

DC-2017, DC-2016, DC-2015, DC-2014, DC-2013, DC-2012, DC-2011, DC-2010, DC-2009, DC-2008, DC-2007, DC-2006, DC-2005, DC-2004, DC-2003, DC-2002, DC-2001

Full conference proceedings

DC-2017, DC-2016, DC-2015, DC-2014, DC-2013, DC-2012, DC-2011

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