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DCMI 2018 Conference - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the DCMI Conference, 2018, has been issued! Full details, including instructions on how to submit proposals, deadlines etc. can be found on the DCMI Conference Submission website. More general information about the conference, venue, location etc. can be found on the DCMI website.

DC-2018 Announced

We are pleased to announce that DCMI's annual international conference, DC-2018, will be hosted by the University of Porto in Portugal, from September 10th - 13th. We are also pleased to announce that the conference will be co-located with the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) annual international conference The conferences will deliver two, parallel programmes of peer-reviewed papers, tutorials and workshops. Delegates will register once, and will then be free to choose between the two programmes, with some plenary sessions (keynotes) and social events bringing all delegates together.

CEDIA Joins as new Regional Member

I am delighted to report that the Corporación Ecuatoriana para el Desarrollo de Investigación y la Academia (CEDIA) has agreed to join DCMI as a regional member. CEDIA is a national membership organisation which represents higher-education and research institutions in Ecuador. The organisations has a keen interest in metadata standardisation - especially in the domain of data repositories, and has been active in this area since 2009. CEDIA is a strong proponent of Open Access, and encourages and supports the adoption of interoperable metadata and specialised metadata vocabularies among its member organisations.

Webinar: Save the Children Resource Libraries

update: Branka Kosovac will join Joseph Busch in presenting this webinar DCMI is pleased to announce a new webinar: Save the Children Resource Libraries: Aligning Internal Technical Resource Libraries with a Public Distribution Website. Presented by Joseph Busch, Founder of Taxonomy Strategies and Branka Kosovac, Taxonomy Strategies associate and Principal of dotWit Consulting, the webinar will discuss a recent project which has established an internal library of technical resources at the international Save the Children charity.

Director Transition

2017 has been a year of transition, with Stuart Sutton stepping down after six years at the helm of DCMI as its Managing Director. He has been succeeded by Paul Walk. DCMI would like to extend its gratitude to Stuart for his tremendous service, during a challenging period. Stuart is known for his warmth and generosity, which combined have made so many people feel welcomed into the DCMI community. Some of our community were able to contribute their personal thoughts and messages for Stuart, and we compiled these into this document, which we had printed for Stuart in a little book to serve as a memento of his time as Director.

Responding To The Post-truth Phenomenon

In 2016, the Oxford Dictionaries declared that their Word Of The Year was to be "post-truth", which they defined as: "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief" This decision reflects the way in which the concept of post-truth has quickly become a widely-acknowledged phenomenon and a mainstream concern. It should be of particular concern to those, such as librarians, with a professional interest in the provision of access to accurate information.

Early Registration for DC 2017 Ends 15 September 2017

Save now! Registration fees for DC-2017 go up on 16 September. You don’t want to miss out on the savings with early registration. The program schedule for the three full days of the conference in Washington, DC are filled with sessions that you will not want to miss. Check out the schedule at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/schedule17 where links from titles will take you to descriptions of events and the abstracts of Papers, Project Reports, Presentations, Posters, Workshops and Tutorials.

DC 2017 Preliminary Program Announced

DCMI is pleased to announce the publication of the Preliminary Program for DC-2017 at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/schedule17. The program includes an array of Papers, Project Reports, Presentations and Posters. Special Sessions on significant metadata topics as well as half- and full-day Workshops round out the program. The keynote will be delivered by G. Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University.

DCMI Website Migrated to New Platform

The DCMI website (this website) has been migrated to a new platform, as the first stage of a comprehensive overhaul. DCMI's Infrastructure Advisory Committee is overseeing a project to modernise the site and to improve the management of a significant amount of content, some of which goes back to 1995! We are taking advantage of two technologies in particular - Github, and Hugo - a static-site-generator. The migration of content to use these new technologies has involved the transformation of content from HTML to a combination of Markdown and YAML - the formats used by Hugo.

DCMI opens Registration for DC-2017 in Washington, DC

Registration for DC-2017 is now open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg17. The International Conference takes place on Thursday through Saturday, 26-28 October and the DCMI Annual Meeting occurs on Sunday, 29 October. The full conference rate includes two days of presentations, papers, project reports, posters and special sessions and the third day of workshops. A day rate is available for all three conference days. DC-2017 in Washington DC is collocated in the same venue with the ASIST Annual Meeting that takes place from 27 October through 1 November.