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In addition to its constituent members, DCMI collaborates with a variety of organisations.

Active Collaborations | Past Collaborations

Active DCMI Collaborations (5)

Name Start Description
W3C 1997 DCMI has been engaged with W3C since the mid 1990s, and "Dublin Core metadata" was featured as a usage example in the Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax Specification of 1999. DCMI is currently an institutional member of W3C and is thus represented on the W3C Advisory Committee.
ASIS&T 2013 DCMI is a project of The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) according to a formal agreement.
ISO 2001 Starting in 2001, and in parallel to these standardization efforts, DCMI as an organization has been registered as a liaison to various ISO committees
NISO 2001 The Dublin Core metadata element set was published by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in 2001 as ANSI/NISO Z39.85. The standard has periodically been revised and republished, most recently in 2013.
The FOAF Project 2011 Friend of a Friend (FOAF) is a widely-used vocabulary of terms related to the description of people. DCMI has a long-running good neighbour agreement with FOAF. This agreement outlines specific measures to be undertaken in cooperation between DCMI and the FOAF Project - measures which are primarily intended to assure the sustainability of the FOAF namespace.

Past DCMI Collaborations (1)

Name Start Description
IEEE 2000 DCMI has an Memorandum of Understanding with the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee P1484 (IEEE LTSC).