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DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community

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Moderator: Shigeo Sugimoto
University of Library and Information Science Tsukuba
Moderator: Karen Rollitt
National Library of New Zealand - Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
Status: This Community is currently active.
Established: 1997-10-08
Last Update: 2009-02-10
Charter: The DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community is a forum for individuals and organizations to share information and exchange ideas on the use of Dublin Core in their local or domain-specific applications with the global community. It also provides a forum for promoting interoperabilty and discussion on any issues arising from or relating to the use of DC in a variety of languages and cultures.

News and announcements

Proposed Task Force for the Translation of DC Terms

2007-11-05, The DCMI Localisation and Localization and Internationalization Community are proposing a "Task Force for the Translation of DC Terms" to establish guidelines and best practice to assist translators. A call for membership has been made to various DC ListServs.

The goals of this community are:

Exchange of information, knowledge and general discussion within the global community to promote interoperability in local or domain specific use of DC. This can include:

Issues arising may include:


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Dublin Core is now adopted in many languages and outside of a generically bibliographical environment.

Since its beginning in 1997, this Community, formerly the  DC-Multiple Languages Interest Group, has recognized the need for a forum for exchanging such knowledge and experience among the global community. Local knowledge from a diversity of cultural contexts is useful not just locally, but also for the global community. 

The DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community will collaborate with:




Powerpoint Presentations (HTML)

Powerpoint Presentations (PPT & PDF)

2008 Community Meeting Presentations

2007 Community Meeting Presentations

2005 Working Group Meeting Presentations
2000 Presentations by Thomas Baker

Status of DC translations

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