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DCMI News 2016

Webinar: Creating Content Intelligence: Harmonized Taxonomy & Metadata in the Enterprise Context

2016-01-11, Many organizations have content dispersed across multiple independent repositories, often with a real lack of metadata consistency. The attention given to enterprise data is often not extended to unstructured content, widening the gap between the two worlds and making it near impossible to provide accurate business intelligence, good user experience, or even basic findability. How do you bring all those disparate efforts together to create content intelligence across the organization? This webinar will describe the benefits and challenges in developing metadata and taxonomy across multiple functional areas, creating a unified Enterprise Content Architecture (ECA). Hear Stephanie Lemieux, President and Primary Consultant at Dovecot Studio, talk about real enterprise metadata and taxonomy harmonization projects in different contexts, including a greeting card company, a media company, an automotive manufacturer and a consumer food manufacturer. See how they worked to harmonize across a number of diverse systems that supported multiple functions, from creative processes to manufacturing to reporting. For more information about the webinar and to register, go to http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2016lemieux.

DC-2016 Call of Participation published

2016-01-11, The DC-2016 Call for Participation (CfP) has been published. DC-2016 will take place in Copenhagen and will be collocated with the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. The conference program will include a Technical Program of peer reviewed papers, project reports, and posters tracks. The Professional Program will include special sessions and panels, tutorials, workshops and best practice posters & demonstrations tracks. The Conference Committee is seeking submissions in all tracks. The CfP is published at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp.

Valentine Charles and Lars G. Svensson named DC-2016 Technical Program Co-Chairs

2016-01-11, DCMI is pleased to announce that Valentine Charles, Europeana, and Lars G. Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, have agreed to serve as Co-Chairs of the DC-2016 Technical Program. In their capacity as Co-Chairs, Valentine and Lars with oversee the peer review processes for the conference. The DC-2016 Conference website is open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2016 and the Call for Participation has been published at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp.

Submission Deadline: DC-2016 Special Sessions, Tutorials and Workshops

2016-02-18, The submission deadline of 15 May 2016 for proposals to the Professional Program for DC-2016 in Copenhagen will be arriving before we know it. The professional Program includes panel sessions, tutorials and workshops. Panel sessions will be organized by experts in a specific area of metadata and provide a focused exchange of the latest research and/or best practice in the area. Panel sessions are customarily 1-1/2 hours in length. Tutorials on topics of current interest will be 1/2-to-1 day in length and can be addressed at an introductory, intermediate, or expert level. Tutorials are intended to impart knowledge or skills and address identified learning outcomes. Workshops, also 1/2-to-1 day in length, engage participants in active work to address one or more well-defined problems or issues. Most frequently, workshops include both participation in small- to medium-sized groups on either aspects of the subject matter to be addressed and the sharing of outcomes, conclusions drawn, and (sometimes) definition of future work. Proposals in all three Professional Program categories are 1-2 pages in length. For additional instructions for submission see the DC-2016 Call for Proposals page on the conference website at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp.

DCMI Webinar: SKOS in Two Parts -- Generic Tools and Methods for SKOS-based Concept Schemes

2016-03-01, In the past seven years, SKOS has become a widely recognized and used common interchange format for thesauri, classifications, and other types of vocabularies. This has opened a huge opportunity for the development of generic tools and methods that should apply to all vocabularies that can be expressed in SKOS. While expensive, proprietary or custom-developed solutions aimed at one particular thesaurus or classification have been dominant, now more and more open source tools are being created to deal with various aspects of vocabulary management. In this series of two webinars with Joachim Neubert (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany) and Osma Suominen (National Library of Finland), we start on 16 March 2016 with Webinar 1 by examining skos-history, a method and toolset to nail down changes in a vocabulary. We follow with Webinar 2 on 6 April 2016 focusing on Skosmos, a full-fledged web application for publishing SKOS vocabularies. The series is presented by DCMI in partnership with AIMS: Agricultural Information Management Standards. For more information on this webinar series and to register for each webinar, visit http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2016neubert.

DCMI Webinar: Publishing SKOS concept schemes with Skosmos (2016-04-06)

2016-03-29, With more and more thesauri, classifications, and other knowledge organization systems being published as Linked Data using SKOS, the question arises how best to make them available on the web. While just publishing the Linked Data triples is possible using a number of RDF publishing tools, those tools are not very well suited for SKOS data, because they cannot support term-based searching and lookup. This free webinar presents Skosmos, an open source web-based SKOS vocabulary browser that uses a SPARQL endpoint as its back-end. It can be used by e.g. libraries and archives as a publishing platform for controlled vocabularies such as thesauri, lightweight ontologies, classifications and authority files. The Finnish national thesaurus and ontology service Finto, operated by the National Library of Finland, is built using Skosmos. Osma Suominen, National Library of Finland, will describe what kind of infrastructure is necessary for Skosmos and how to set it up for your own SKOS data. He will also present examples where Skosmos is being used around the world. The webinar is presented in partnership with AIMS: Agricultural Information Management Standards. For information on how to register for this free webinar, go to http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2016skos2r (space limited).

DCMI Webinar: Modeling and Publishing of Controlled Vocabularies for the UNESKOS Project [Presented in Spanish]

2016-05-02, DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: This webinar with Juan Antonio Pastor Sánchez, University of Murcia, presents the modeling and publishing process of the vocabularies for the UNESKOS project by applying Semantic Web technologies. More specifically, the vocabularies represented are the UNESCO Thesaurus and the Nomenclature for fields of Science and Technology. Both vocabularies are published as RDF datasets with a structure that allows its query and reuse according to the principles of Linked Open Data. The webinar will demonstrate the application of ISO-25964 standard to represent the UNESCO thesaurus using SKOS and the ISO-THES ontology. Technological solutions used for the project will also be discussed. For more information about the webinar and to register, visit http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2016sanchez.

Se presentan los procesos de modelado y publicación de los vocabularios del proyecto UNESKOS aplicando tecnologías de la Web Semántica. Más específicamente, los vocabularios representados son el Tesauro de la UNESCO y la Nomenclatura de Ciencia y Tecnología. Ambos vocabularios están publicados como conjuntos de datos RDF con una estructura para facilitar su consulta y reutilización según los principios Linked Open Data. También se muestra como se ha aplicado la norma ISO-25964 para representar el tesauro de la UNESCO utilizando conjuntamente SKOS y la ontología ISO-THES. Asímismo se analizarán las soluciones tecnológicas empleadas para el proceso de publicación y consulta de ambos vocabularios. Registro: http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2016sanchez.

Elsevier's Bradley Allen to deliver DC-2016 keynote

2016-05-02, Bradley P. Allen, Chief Architect at Elsevier, will deliver the keynote address at DC-2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Brad has been a serial entrepreneur who has built and led teams in the design, development, launch and operation of innovative Web businesses. He works at the nexus of information retrieval, linked data and machine learning technologies, and is two for three on successful startup exits. Brad leads the Architecture group within Elsevier's technology organization, focusing on aligning technology vision and roadmap with corporate strategy, helping core development teams build and evolve products and infrastructure, and guiding Elsevier Labs' collaborative research into the future of scientific and medical publishing. For more information about the conference, visit http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/ and subscribe to receive notifications. Conference registration will open June 1.

DC-2016 Paper Submission Deadline Extended

2016-05-02, Upon request, DCMI is extending the submission deadline for papers, project reports, and posters for the DC-2016 Technical Program from 13 May to 27 May 2016. The Call for Participation can be found on the conference website at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp.

DCMI opens Presentation Track for DC-2016

2016-05-30, The Conference Committee for DC-2016 is pleased to announce that it has opened a Presentation Track for DC-2016 in Copenhagen to provide developers, practitioners, and researchers with the opportunity to present on interesting metadata topics in the areas of metadata services, development and deployment projects, metadata explorations underway, and other innovative developments in the metadata ecosystem. Selections will be made by the Professional Program Committee. The presentations will become part of the permanent record of the DC-2016 conference and will be openly available. Proposal deadline: Friday, 8 July 2016. For more information on the Presentation Track and to submit a proposal, see http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/pre16.

Dublin Core at 21 (A celebration in Dublin, Ohio)

2016-05-30, IFLA Satellite Event. Dublin Core at 21 celebrates DC's amazing 21 year history and anticipates its future. The Dublin Core originated in 1995 at a meeting at OCLC (in the very room where this IFLA Satellite event will also take place). This special event will bring a historical view of key people who were there when the Web was young, and Dublin Core was new, and evolving rapidly. But the Web does not stand still. Presentations will also provide information on the latest metadata standards-related work underway by DCMI and OCLC's current work with metadata models, standards, and technologies advancing the state of the art for libraries and archives. Presenters will include metadata experts with long ties to Dublin Core including several who were at the original invitational meeting in 1995. A panel discussion will permit speakers to reflect on activities and trends past and present. Attendees are invited to attend a complimentary reception and special unveiling following the presentation portion of the day. For more information and to register for this IFLA Satellite event, go to http://bit.ly/dcmi21.

Call for Participation and Demos: NKOS Dublin Core workshop

2016-05-30, The 16th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop will take place at the DC-2016 conference in Copenhagen. Proposals are invited for the following: (a) Presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time, potentially longer if warranted) on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below). An option for a short 5 minute project report presentation is also possible; and (b) Demos on work related to the themes of the workshop. The submission deadline is Friday, 1 July 2016 with notification of acceptance by Tuesday, 16th August 2016. The Call for Participation can be found on the conference website at http://bit.ly/nkos16 and on the NKOS website at https://at-web1.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nkos/nkos2016-dc/call-for-papers.html.

DCMI opens registration for DC-2016

2016-06-15, Registration for DC-2016 is now open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg16. The International Conference takes place on 13-14 October and the Workshop Series on 15-16. Separate registrations are available for the Conference and Workshops. DC-2016 in Copenhagen is collocated in the same venue with the ASIST Annual Meeting that takes place from 14-18 October. Special rates for the ASIST meeting are available to DCMI members. The program for DC-2016 will include papers, project reports, posters (research and best practice) and presentations on metadata. In addition, there will be a series of topical special sessions and two days of workshops. For more information and to register, visit the DC-2016 conference website at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/.

DCMI announces Workshop series for DC-2016

2016-06-15, DCMI is proud to announce a series of four workshops as part of the Professional program at DC-2016. Both half-day and full-day workshops are available. Abstracts of the workshops are available at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/workshop. Delegates to DC-2016 may register for both the International Conference and the Workshops individually at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg16. Day and half-day rates for individual workshops are also available.

Deadline of 15 July for DC-2016 Presentations and Best Practice Poster tracks

2016-06-15, The deadline of 15 July is approaching for abstract submissions for the Presentations on Metadata track and the Best Practice Poster track for DC-2016 in Copenhagen. Both tracks provide metadata practitioners and researchers the opportunity to present their work in Copenhagen. Neither of the tracks require a paper submission. Submit your proposal abstract for either track at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp. Selections for presentation in Copenhagen will be made by the DC-2016 Organizing Team.

Dublin Core at 21

2016-07-11, Announcing an IFLA Satellite event: Friday, August 19 at 11:30 AM at OCLC in Dublin, OH. The Dublin Core originated in 1995 at a meeting at OCLC (in the very room where this IFLA Satellite event will take place). This special event will bring an historical view of DCMI's history through people who were there when the Web was young and Dublin Core was new and evolving rapidly. Presenters will include metadata experts with long ties to Dublin Core including several who were at the original invitational meeting in 1995. A panel discussion will permit speakers to reflect on activities and trends past and present, and project what the future will look like. Attendees are invited to attend a complimentary reception and special unveiling following the presentation portion of the day. The event is being sponsored by the IFLA Information Technology Section and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative with support from OCLC. Additional information and registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-core-at-21-tickets-25525829443.

FINAL call for DC-2016 Presentations and Best Practice Posters/Demos

2016-07-11, The submission deadline of 15 July is rapidly approaching for the Presentations and Best Practice Posters and Demos tracks at DC-2016. Both presentations and posters/demos provide the opportunity to practitioners and researchers specializing in metadata design, implementation, and use to present their work at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Copenhagen. No paper is required for presentations or posters/demos. Accepted submissions in the Presentations track will have approximately 20-25 minutes to present and 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposal abstracts will be reviewed for selection by the Program Committee. The presentation slide decks and the poster images will be openly available as part of the permanent record of the DC-2016 conference. If you are interested in presenting at DC-2016, please submit a proposal abstract through the DC-2016 submission system before the 15 July deadline at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp. For a fuller description of the Presentations track, see http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/pre16.

DC-2016 Preliminary Program Announced

2016-08-01, DCMI is pleased to announce the publication of the Preliminary Program for DC-2016 at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/program. The program includes 28 Full Papers, Project Reports, and Presentations on Metadata as well as 14 Posters. Six Special Sessions on significant metadata topics as well as 6 half- and full-day Workshops round out the program. The keynote will be delivered by Bradley P. Allen, Chief Architect at Elsevier, the world's leading scientific publisher. The Final Program including the authors and abstracts of Papers, Project Reports, Posters, and Presentations on Metadata will be available on 15 August. Registration is now open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg16 with an early registration rate available through 2 September 2016.

OCLC and Internet Archive announce a revitalized PURL service

2016-08-16, Today, OCLC and Internet Archive announced that the two "organizations have worked together to build a new sustainable PURL service hosted by Internet Archive that will manage existing and future persistent URLs and sub-domain redirections for purl.org, purl.com and purl.net." (OCLC press release) All previous PURLs have been transferred to the Internet Archive and ongoing maintenance by their owners will continue within a significantly improved context. The new interface is located at http://www.archive.org/services/purl. DCMI congratulates both OCLC and Internet Archive on this significant achievement.

Mike Lauruhn appointed to DCMI Governing Board

2016-08-16, DCMI is pleased to announce that Mike Lauruhn has accepted an appointment to the DCMI Governing Board as an Independent Member. Mike is Technology Research Director at Elsevier Labs and has been a longstanding participant in DCMI, serving as a member of the Education and Outreach Committee's "Linked Data for Professional Education (LD4PE) initiative" and as co-Program Chair for the DCMI annual conference in 2010. Before joining Elsevier Labs in 2010, he was a consultant with Taxonomy Strategies LLC working with numerous private companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to help define and implement taxonomies and metadata schemas. He began his library career cataloging at the California Newspaper Project at the Center for Bibliographic Studies & Research at the University of California, Riverside. Mike's three year term will begin at the close of DC-2016 in Copenhagen. For additional information, visit the Governing Board page at http://dublincore.org/about/oversight/#lauruhn.

DC-2016 final program published

2016-08-16, DCMI is pleased to announce publication of the final program for DC-2016. The program consists of an array of presentations, lightning talks, papers, project reports, posters, special sessions, and workshops. To review the program, visit the Program Page at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/program where titles link to abstracts. Registration is open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg16 with early rates available through 2 September 2016. Significant registration savings are available for DCMI members or ASIST members wishing to attend the collocated DC-2016 and ASIST conferences. The ASIST program is available at https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2016/program/ and with seminars and workshops at https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2016/seminars-and-workshops/.

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