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Title: DCMI Registry Community
Moderators: Jon Phipps
JES & Co., USA
Emma Tonkin
UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
Corey A. Harper
New York University Libraries, USA
Status: This working group is currently active.
Established: 1999-12-15
Last Updated: 2010-12-17

The DCMI Registry Community Group is a forum for service providers and developers of both metadata schema registries and controlled vocabulary registries to exchange information and experience.

The specific goals of this group are

  1. To foster a common approach to
    • Use of data models and standards
    • Handling multi-lingual vocabularies
    • Sharing and exchanging registry data
    • Vocabulary mapping
  2. To promote interaction between affiliated registries

News and Announcements

Report of DCMI Registry meeting at DC-2010 available

At the Dublin Core conference DC-2010, held 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, there was a meeting of the DCMI Registry Community and Task Group. The meeting took place on Wednesday 20 October 2010, 9:00am-12:30pm.

The agenda included:

  1. Short status reports relating to ongoing activity in the registry area.
  2. Presentation and discussion: Registries in a Linked Data context.
  3. Landscape review: the distributed registry -- Diane Hillmann.

The meeting notes are available on the Task Group Wiki.

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Emma Tonkin, Corey Harper or Diane Hillmann.


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The Registry working group will act as a focus for activity regarding metadata registries within the DCMI. It will disseminate information about its work to DC-General and the DC-Advisory Board. The DCMI Registry working group will collaborate with:


Distributed Sites

Links to distributed Registry installations:

Related Work


The Registry WG will liaise as appropriate with registry activity outside the DCMI. In particular with:

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