DCMI Meetings and Presentations
Upcoming Meetings and Presentations
None at this time.
Past Meetings and Presentations
DC-2002: Metadata for e-Communities: Supporting Diversity and Convergence, Florence, Italy, October 13-17, 2002
2002-04-29: The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that DC-2002 will take place October 13-17 in Florence, Italy. As with DC 2001 in Tokyo, we are planning a three track meeting: A workshop track A tutorial track A conference track The conference site will be the Convitto della Calza, an ancient convent of the 14th century, once a hospital for pilgrims, recently and completely restored. It is located in the historical centre of Florence, very close to the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio, near the Porta Romana.
The Conference track will present papers in the following areas:
- Search engines and metadata
- Educational metadata: improving communication
- Knowledge management
- Use of DC metadata for commerce and intranets
- Semantic web: roles of standard cataloguing, indexing, metadata and ontologies
- Metadata interoperability: tools and protocols
- Cultural heritage metadata
The Workshop track will feature technical meetings of ongoing working groups of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. The agenda for the workshop track is under development in DCMI Working Groups.
The Tutorial track provides structured learning activities designed to introduce participants to and guide them through selected topics of interest and importance to users, developers, and implementers of Dublin Core metadata. DC-2002 is organized by DCMI, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Istituto Universitario Europeo, Regione Toscana, UniversitÓ di Firenze
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2001-10-22 - 2001-10-26: DC-2001: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications - Cosponsored by the National Institute for Informatics (NII), the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) and Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST). The workshop will be held in Tokyo, Japan.
For the first time, the workshop will be a three-track conference. There will be a Working Group track to address problems and support evolution of DCMI standards; a Tutorial track to provide formal instruction to Dublin Core newcomers; and a Conference track to provide an opportunity for project demonstrations, peer-reviewed papers, poster sessions, and panel discussions.
Call for Papers and Participation
DCMI-Libraries Working Group meeting notes are now available
2001-09-20, This meeting was an official DCMI-Libraries WG event that was held in conjunction with the International Federation of Library Associations conference. The main topic on the agenda was a discussion of the draft Dublin Core Library Application Profile.
"Managing Information Resources for e-Government" Conference
2001-07-06, The conference "Managing Information Resources for e-Government" was held on June 21-22, 2001 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference was arranged by the DCMI Government Working Group in collaboration with the European Commission and the European Parliament to explore the possibility of developing a framework for the use of metadata across European governments and parliaments. The notes and presentations from this conference are now available. <http://europa.eu.int/ISPO/ida/jsps/index.jsp?fuseAction=showDocument&documentID=312&parent=chapter&preChapterID=0-123-124>
DCMI Tools Workshop
2001-07-06, The DCMI Tools workshop was held on June 20-22, 2001 in Osnabrück, Germany. The list of participants, background information and the minutes are now available from the Workshop website
2001-06-21 - 2001-06-22: Managing Information Resources for e-Government Conference
2001-06-20 - 2001-06-22: DCMI Tools Workshop
2001-04-06, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative - Presentation given at the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization meeting in Rome by Stuart Weibel. [Download Powerpoint Presentation] [HTML Version]
2001-02-03 - 2001-02-04: DCMI Advisory Committee Meeting in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
2000-11-10: Presentations from the DC-8 Workshop are now available.
PowerPoint and HTML versions of presentations that were given at DC-8.
Working Group Meetings held during DC-8 in Ottawa, Canada
2000-10-06: DCMI Advisory Committee Meeting
2000-10-05: DCMI Education Working Group Meeting
2000-10-05: DCMI Libraries Working Group Meeting
2000-10-04: User Guides Working Group Meeting
2000-10-04: DCMI Citation Working Group Meeting
2000-10-04 - 2000-10-06: Eighth International Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Workshop (DC8) - Co-sponsored by the National Library of Canada, the IFLA UDT program and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. The workshop was held in Ottawa, Canada.
A mission statement for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative was one of the outcomes of DC-8. Decisions on the workplan for the coming year also include: improvements in management and process for DCMI; development of registry facilities for DCMI metadata; further development of the DC User Guide; further domain-specific metadata activities; development of agent-specific qualifiers and elements and clarification of architectural issues.
2000-10-03: DC-Advisory Committee Meeting at DC-8, Ottawa, Canada
2000-01-21: DC-Education Working Group announces a face-to-face meeting in Australia, 19-20 February 2000. The DC-Education working group will be holding its face-to-face meeting in Melbourne, Australia on the weekend of February 19-20, 2000. From this meeting a draft proposal will emerge for possible education-related qualifiers for the Dublin Core elements and possible additional elements and qualifiers.
1999-11-05: Presentations from the DC-7 Workshop are now available.
PowerPoint and HTML versions of many of the presentations given at DC-7 are now available.
Working Group Meetings held during DC-7 in Frankfurt, Germany
1999-10-27: Title Working Group Meeting
1999-10-26 - 1999-10-27: DC-Education Working Group Meeting
1999-10-26: Datamodel/Schema Working Group Meeting
1999-10-26: Agents Working Group Meeting
1999-10-26: Date Working Group and Coverage Working Group - Joint Meeting
Meeting Report (also available on the DC-Coverage Mailing List)
1999-10-26: Coverage Working Group Meeting
1999-10-26: Multiple Languages Special Interest Group Meeting
1999-10-26: User Guide Working Group Meeting
1999-10-26: Relation/Source Working Group Meeting
1999-10-26: Standards Working Group Meeting
1999-10-26: Type Working Group Meeting
1999-10-25 - 1999-10-27: Seventh Dublin Core Metadata Workshop (DC-7) - Co-sponsored by Die Deutsche Bibliothek and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. The workshop was held in Frankfurt, Germany.
The work of DC-7 was to focus on the qualifiers for the 15 Dublin Core metadata elements.
1999-10-24: DC-Advisory Committee Meeting at DC-7, Frankfurt, Germany
1998-11-05 - 1998-11-06: Datamodel Working Group meeting in Washington, D.C.
1998-11-02 - 1998-11-04: Sixth Dublin Core Metadata Workshop (DC-6) - Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. with support from the National Science Foundation and the Coalition for Network Information. The workshop was held in Washington D.C., USA.
The focus of DC-6 was to identify unresolved issues and assign them to formal working groups for resolution. The following is a summary of the major areas that emerged from discussions just before and during the workshop: Formalization of a process for the Dublin Core; Standardization; HTML encoding; Qualification Mechanisms; RDF role and Relationships to other metadata models.
1998-09-24 - 1998-09-25: Datamodel Working Group Meeting in Crete
1998-09-23: Multiple Languages Special Interest Group Meeting in Heraklion, Crete
1998-09-06: Multiple Languages Special Interest Group Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand
1998-06-17 - 1998-06-19: Data Model Working Group Meeting in Dublin, Ohio
1998-05-25: Multiple Languages Special Interest Group Meeting in Bonn, Germany
1997-10-06 - 1997-10-08: Fifth Dublin Core Metadata Workshop (DC-5) - Co-sponsored by the National Library of Finland, OCLC Online Computer Library Center and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). The workshop was held in Helsinki, Finland.
The workshop focused on finalizing the 15 unqualified elements of the Dublin Core. Implementation projects from around the world and from a number of different disciplines were also showcased.
1998-05-25: Multiple Languages Special Interest Group Meeting in Canberra, Australia
1997-03-03 - 1997-03-05: Fourth Dublin Core Metadata Workshop (DC-4) - Co-sponsored by the National Library of Australia, the Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC) and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. The workshop was held in Canberra, Australia.
The central issues for discussion at DC-4 were element structure; extensibility issues and element refinement. The workshop also resulted in progress on the metadata model that underlies the Dublin Core and clarified the qualifiers necesary to implement the model. An outline of the implementation details that need to be clarified to support wider deployment was also developed.
1996-09-24 - 1996-09-25: Third Dublin Core Metadata Workshop (DC3) "Image Description on the Internet" - Co-sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. The workshop was held in Dublin, Ohio, USA.
This workshop reached concensus, supporting the notion that the Dublin Core, within the context of the Warwick Framework affords a foundation for the development of a simple resource description model to support network-based discovery of images.
1996-04-01 - 1996-04-03: Second Dublin Core Metadata Workshop (DC2) - Co-sponsored by the United Kingdom Office for Library & Information Networking and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. with the support of the Joint Information Systems Committee, National Center for Supercomputer Applications, DLib and ERCIM. The workshop was held in Warwick, U.K.
There was concensus that embedding metadata in HTML will provide an encouraging impetus to rapid deployment of richer resource description techniques on the Web along the lines developed in the workshop.
1995-03-01 - 1995-03-03: First Dublin Core Metadata Workshop (DC1) - Co-sponsored by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. The workshop was held in Dublin, Ohio, USA.
The goals of the workshop included: fostering a common understanding of the needs, strengths, shortcomings and solutions of the stakeholders and reaching consensus on a core set of metadata elements to describe networked resources.