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2015-07-15, Early Bird registration for DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil closes on 31 July 2015. In addition to Keynote Speakers Paul Walk of EDINA and Ana Alice Baptista of the University of Minho, there is a full Technical Program of peer-reviewed papers, project reports and posters, as well as a Professional Program of full-day Workshops and Conference Special Sessions. For more about the conference, visit the conference website at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2015.
2015-07-15, Conference host UNESP and DCMI are pleased to announce that Ex Libris and Elsevier are now among the sponsors of DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil, 1-4 September 2015. Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services and a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions. Ex Libris is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials--print, electronic, and digital. For information about how your organization can becoming a DC-2015 sponsor, see http://bit.ly/DC2015-Sponsors.
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.
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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