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» 1-4 September 2015: DC-2015, São Paulo, Brazil (Host: UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista—São Paulo State University)
» 9 September 2015: DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar (Resheduled): Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions with Johannes Keizer & Caterina Caracciolo of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization
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2015-07-01, São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the Conference Committee of DC-2015 have published the preliminary program of the DCMI International Conference at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/schedule-15. The conference days--Wednesday and Thursday, 2-3 September--feature keynote speakers, Paul Walk and Ana Alice Baptista, paper sessions, project reports, posters (including best practice posters and demonstrations), and an array of special sessions. Tuesday and Friday are pre- and post-conference, full-day workshop events: "Development of Metadata Application Profiles", "Training the Trainers for Linked Data", and "Elaboration of Controlled Vocabularies Using SKOS". Special Session include "Schema.org Structured Data on the Web--An Extending Influence" sponsored by OCLC, "Current Developments in Metadata for Research Data" sponsored by the DCMI Science & Metadata Community, and "Cultural Heritage Linked Data". The titles and abstracts of the Technical Program are available at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/abstracts-15. Registration is open: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg15. Day registrations are available.
2015-06-22, The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Source Managers provide recommendations and best practices for encoding of bibliographic information in OAI metadata. They have adopted established standards for different classes of content providers: (1) Dublin Core for textual publications in institutional and thematic repositories; (2) DataCite Metadata Kernel for research data repositories; and (3) CERIF-XML for Current Research Information Systems. The principle of these guidelines is to improve interoperability of bibliographic information exchange between repositories, e-journals, CRIS and research infrastructures. They are a means to help content providers to comply with funders Open Access policies, e.g. the European Commission Open Access mandate in Horizon2020, and to standardize the syntax and semantics of funder/project information, open access status, links between publications and datasets. Presenters Pedro Príncipe, University of Minho, Portugal, and Jochen Schirrwagen, Bielefeld University Library, Germany, will provide an overview of the guidelines, implementation support in major platforms and tools for validation. Webinar Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 10:00am-11:15am EDT (UTC 14:00 - World Clock: http://bit.ly/pprincipe). For additional information and to register, visit http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2015principe.
2015-06-01, DCMI and the DC-2015 host, UNESP, have published the abstracts for events in the Professional Program for the September conference in São Paulo, Brazil. The Professional Program includes full-day, hands-on workshops on developing application profiles, transforming legacy data to Linked Data, and development of SKOS vocabularies. In addition, there are an array of Special Topic session for professional development in key areas of metadata design and best practice. The abstracts for the events in the DC-2015 Professional Program can be found on the conference homepage at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2015/schedConf/#profProg.
2015-06-01, Typical small and medium-size institutions have to deal with constrained resources, which often hamper the possibilities of making their data publicly available. Johannes Keizer and Caterina Caracciolo of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization will provide an overview of bottlenecks that institutions typically face when entering the world of open and linked data, and will provide recommendations on how to proceed. They will discuss the use of standard and linked vocabularies to produce linked data, especially in the area of agriculture. They will describe AGRISAs, a web-based resource linking agricultural datasets as an example of linked data application resulting from the collaboration of small institutions. They will also mention AgriDrupal, a Drupal distribution that supports the production and consumption of linked datasets. For additional information and to register, visit http://wiki.dublincore.org/index.php/DCMI_Handbook/webinars#keizer.
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, or "DCMI", is an open organization supporting innovation in metadata design and best practices across the metadata ecology. DCMI's activities include work on architecture and modeling, discussions and collaborative work in DCMI Communities and DCMI Task Groups, global conferences, meetings and workshops, and educational efforts to promote widespread acceptance of metadata standards and best practices.
DCMI maintains a number of formal and informal liaisons and relationships with standards bodies and other metadata organizations.
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