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Early Registration for DC 2017 Ends 15 September 2017

Sunday, September 03, 2017

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Registration fees for DC-2017 go up on 16 September. You don’t want to miss out on the savings with early registration. The program schedule for the three full days of the conference in Washington, DC are filled with sessions that you will not want to miss. Check out the schedule at where links from titles will take you to descriptions of events and the abstracts of Papers, Project Reports, Presentations, Posters, Workshops and Tutorials. Please join us in Washington, DC where the conversations promise to be engaging and the events stimulating. Register now!

DC 2017 Preliminary Program Announced

Sunday, September 03, 2017

DCMI is pleased to announce the publication of the Preliminary Program for DC-2017 at The program includes an array of Papers, Project Reports, Presentations and Posters. Special Sessions on significant metadata topics as well as half- and full-day Workshops round out the program. The keynote will be delivered by G. Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. Abstracts of Papers, Project Reports, Posters, and Presentations are available from the conference homepage at as well as descriptions of Special Sessions, Workshops and Tutorials. Registration is now open at with early registration rates available through 15 September 2017.

DCMI Website Migrated to New Platform

Sunday, September 03, 2017

The DCMI website (this website) has been migrated to a new platform, as the first stage of a comprehensive overhaul.

DCMI's Infrastructure Advisory Committee is overseeing a project to modernise the site and to improve the management of a significant amount of content, some of which goes back to 1995! We are taking advantage of two technologies in particular - Github, and Hugo - a static-site-generator. The migration of content to use these new technologies has involved the transformation of content from HTML to a combination of Markdown and YAML - the formats used by Hugo. We believe that this combination of formats will allow us to more easily manage the website's content.

The next stage of this project will introduce a whole new way of managing the technical documentation of the DCMI Metadata Terms. This is an exciting development, and we are developing what we believe will be a state-of-the-art method for the online documentation of metadata application-profiles and vocabularies.

Although we are confident that all content has now been migrated, it is likely that there will be some content which has not been perfectly transformed. We will be hunting down and correcting these presentation issues over the coming weeks. If you spot something particularly wrong with the website, please do let us know by sending an email to:

dcmi-feedback (at) dublincore (dot) net

We would like to thank the National Library of Korea for the tremendous support which they have given to DCMI by faithfully and reliably hosting the website for the last few years.

Conference proceedings

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

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

DCMI's work is supported, promoted and improved by member organisations around the world

Annual Meeting

DC-2017, Washington DC, October 26th-29th

Recent announcements

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DCMI opens Registration for DC-2017 in Washington, DC

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Friday, April 21, 2017
NKOS Workshop at DC-2017 in Washington, DC

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