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Seth van Hooland
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
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The DCMI Tools Community is a forum for
individuals and organizations involved in the development and usage of
tools and applications based on Dublin Core Metadata or other metadata
standards that interoperate with and enhance functionality of the Dublin Core.
The objective of the Community is to facilitate the usage and development of applications and functions based on open standards. The DCMI Tools Community provides a forum for two classes of users: tool developers and individuals interested in using tools.
2010-11-01, an overview and slides from the DC-Tools 2010 Community workshop are available: (more information...)
2009-10-8, a new category, under the name of "Metadata quality", has been added to the list of tools. The DC Tools community wants to focus the coming year on tools and methodologies to evaluate the quality of large metadata sets. As managers of metadata repositories are increasingly confronted with thight budgets and accountability issues, there is a bigger need then ever to use tools which allow to evaluate in an automated manner the consistency, completeness and accuracy of existing metadata. Based upon the results of the quality assessment, more solid decisions can be taken regarding the distribution of resources for the enhancement of the metadata. Outdated links on the list have also been removed.
2009-06-02, slides from the DC-Tools Community workshop available: (more information...)
2008-09-26, slides from the DC Tools Community meeting are available now (more information...)
2007-06-22, was held on June 13, 2007 in Wien (Vienna), Austria while ELPUB conference.
The proceedings and a detailed report on the discussion at the workshop is available now.
Discussion at this workshop focussed on the draft version of the Glossary and the draft version of the Tools Metadata Application Profile and Taxonomy of Tools Functionalities, which are still open for discussion within the DCMI tools community.
2006-11-29, The former DC-Tools Working Group has transformed itself into a Community. The charter has been updated.
2006-10-13, slides and a report from the meeting in Manzanillo are available from here.
2006-07-27, a report on our previous meeting in Chapel Hill (NC) during JCDL conference has been published in D-Lib Magazine July/August 2006, Volume 12 Number 7/8 (DOI:10.1045/july2006-greenberg)
2005-10-10, the charter of the DC-Tools Working Group has been revised. A working plan for the work until DC-2006 has been developed.
2005-10-07, Slides and marterial of the working group meeting held during DC2005 in Madrid is now available.
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