innovation in metadata design, implementation & best practices

DC-2019 Announced - Hold the date!

We are delighted to announce that the DCMI Annual Conference in 2019 will be hosted by the Korean National Library in Seoul.

The conference dates are confirmed:

23rd - 26th September, 2019

(23rd - 25th September, 2019 for the conference-proper, with an extra day (26th) reserved for workshops or similar activities).

We are also pleased to announce the following appointments to the conference planning team:

  • Conference Chair: Dr. Sam Oh
  • Co-chairs of the Content and Presentations planning committee: Dr Marcia Zeng and Dr. Koraljka Golub
  • Chair of the Participation Activities planning committee: Tom Baker

This is a very strong and experienced leadership team and bodes well for a great conference!

The theme of the conference will be Innovation in metadata design, implementation & best practice. In addition to calling for papers, posters and presentations, we are planning the conference to be interactive, with opportunities for more active participation.

More details - including the call for participation - to follow very soon in the new year. In the meantime, please hold the date for DC-2019!

DCMI to Maintain the Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO)

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is pleased to announce that it has accepted responsibility for maintaining the Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO). BIBO is a long-established ontology, is very stable and is widely used in bibliographic linked-data.

We are also very pleased to announce that Bruce D'Arcus has joined the DCMI Usage Board, and will act as the point of contact for issues relating to BIBO.

Bruce had this to say about the decision:

BIBO was designed to complement the Dublin Core, and so it's a natural evolution to have the DCMI take over long-term hosting and maintenance of the ontology. The organisation's experience and success with such metadata work will ensure BIBO continues to serve the metadata needs of diverse communities.

Frederick Giasson, another leading figure in the BIBO community, also commented:

In 2007 BIBO was created as a seamless supplement to Dublin Core. More than eleven years later, I am glad to announce that the DCMI agreed to take over the long term development and hosting of the ontology such that it always continue to fulfil its role for years to come.

BIBO is currently hosted at However, over the next few months, DCMI will assume responsibility for maintaining BIBO PURLs, and will transfer the supporting resources (such as the BIBO website) over to DCMI infrastructure.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

DC-2018, 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-2018, DC-2017, DC-2016, DC-2015, DC-2014, DC-2013, DC-2012, DC-2011

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