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2004 News and Announcements

General Announcements

New chairs appointed for DCMI Agents Working Group

2004-12-20, The DCMI Directorate, in consultation with the DCMI Advisory Board, has appointed Andrew Wilson of the National Archives of Australia and John Roberts of Archives New Zealand as chairs of the DCMI Agents Working Group, taking over from John Kunze and Stuart Weibel.

DCMI Type Working Group de-activated

2004-11-12, The DCMI Advisory Board, in its meeting on 15 October 2004 in Shanghai, decided to de-activate the DCMI Type Working Group.

New chairs appointed for DCMI Tools Working Group

2004-11-12, The DCMI Directorate, in consultation with the DCMI Advisory Board, has appointed Thomas Severiens of the Institute for Science Networking Oldenburg and Harry Wagner of OCLC as chairs of the DCMI Tools Working Group, taking over from Roland Schwänzl who passed away this summer.

Public Broadcasting Metadata Directory, based on Dublin Core, to be launched

2004-08-30, The inaugural version of the Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary (PBcore), a standard way to describe all public broadcasting content based on Dublin Core metadata, is being finalized for the launch of version 1.0 in September 2004.

The origins of the Dublin Core are firmly grounded in cross disciplinary discovery -- providing a core metadata set that others would find useful as a basis for interoperabity, and yet be able to extend to meet more elaborate requirements. PBCore is a great example of such real-world deployment by one the most prestigious news community in the United States.

PBCore was developed under the auspices of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and benefited from consultation with DC practitioners and review by the DCMI Usage Board. Congratulations to the PBCore team, and to those in our community who contributed their time and effort to help bring this initiative to fruition. Read more...

Paul Miller to represent UK Affiliate on DCMI Board of Trustees

2004-08-30, As part of the Affiliate Agreement with MLA and JISC in the UK, Paul Miller will represent the UK Affiliate on the DCMI Board of Trustees. Paul is the Director of the Common Information Environment in the UK, and was previously involved with DCMI as member of various executive and advisory committees and chair of working groups.

UK joins DCMI Affiliate Program

2004-08-24, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the further and higher education funding bodies in the UK have signed an Affiliate Agreement with DCMI, enabling the UK to become formally involved in the continued development of the Dublin Core metadata standards. MLA and JISC are the UK's official representatives, presenting the views of all UK public sector institutions at an international level. 

The signing of the UK Affiliate marks an important step forward for DCMI, and reminds us, as well, that the UK has been a leading contributor to global metadata since 1995. We look forward to their continued influence in the operation and governance of the Initiative. See also the press release by MLA and JISC.

DCMI publishes organizational By-laws

2004-08-01, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce the publication of the By-laws of DCMI. These By-laws define all roles, responsibilities and procedures involved in the governance of DCMI and, as such, serve as a basic description of the organization and its functioning. More information...

Diane Hillmann appointed co-chair of DCMI Education Working Group

2004-06-14, Diane Hillmann has graciously agreed to become Co-chair of the DCMI Education Working Group, replacing Paul Miller who stepped down from that position recently. More information...

DCMI Web site now incorporates embedded Dublin Core metadata on its Web pages

2004-04-26, In addition to the links to RDF metadata on all pages on the DCMI Web site, we now also have embedded metadata on our pages, following the recommendation for XHTML encoding of Dublin Core metadata.

Document Announcements

Several documents updated on the DCMI Web site

2004-12-20, The DCMI Metadata Terms and the Reference description of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1 have been republished with some minor editorial changes, repairing two links to the specifications of ISO3166 and MIME. Several Working Group Web pages have been updated with reports of meetings at DC-2004 and new workplans for next year.

DC-2004 papers and tutorials available on-line

2004-11-12, The papers from the DC-2004 conference in Shanghai can be accessed by clicking on the titles of the papers on the DC-2004 Conference Program Web page, as well as at http://purl.org/metadataresearch /search.jsp. The tutorial slides are available in English and Chinese from the Training resources page on the DCMI Web site.

DCMI Status report September 2004 published

2004-09-20, Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period March-September 2004. More information...

Usage Board announces new DCMI term "Provenance"

2004-09-20, The Usage Board has announced the approval of a new term: "Provenance". The full text of the decision can be found from the Usage Board Decisions Web page. The terms have been added to DCMI Metadata Terms and related documents, as well as to the RDF schema provided by DCMI and to the DCMI Registry.

Public comment period for proposals to the Usage Board

2004-08-30, In preparation for its next meeting on 9 and 10 October 2004 in Shanghai, China, the DCMI Usage Board is inviting comments on several proposals. There are six proposals from the DCMI Collection Description Working Group, one from the DCMI Education Working Group and one from the DCMI Accessibility Working Group. These proposals are available for Public Comment until 30 September 2004. See for more information Work in Process: Documents Available for Public Comment.

MMI-DC documents published for public comment

2004-08-01, The CEN/ISSS Workshop on Dublin Core Metadata for Multimedia Information - Dublin Core (MMI-DC) of the European Committee for Standardization CEN has published several Dublin Core-related documents for public comment. More information...

Usage Board announces new DCMI terms "License" and "Rights Holder"

2004-06-14, The Usage Board is pleased to announce the approval of two new terms -- "License" and "Rights Holder" -- with the status of "conforming". The new terms have been incorporated into DCMI's term documentation. More information....

DCMI Status report March 2004 published

2004-04-26, Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published the next status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, with highlights of the six months. More information...

Usage Board proposals available for Public Comment

2004-02-16, Three proposals submitted for consideration at the Usage Board meeting of 14-15 March 2004 in Bath are now available for Public Comment until 13 March 2004. More information...

Meeting Announcements

DC-2005 to be held 12-15 September 2005 in Madrid, Spain

2004-12-20, The DCMI Directorate is very pleased to announce that DC-2005, next year's International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, will take place 12-15 September 2005 at the University Carlos III of Madrid at its LeganÚs campus just south of Madrid. More news about the conference will be published on the DCMI Web site in January 2005.

DC-2004 in Shanghai successful

2004-11-13, DC-2004, this year's International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, that took place in Shanghai, China from 11 to 14 October was a great success. There were 160 participants from 21 countries, representing a wide range of domains: corporate, governments, libraries, archives, universities, education, computer science and international organisations. The closing presentation is available at http://dublincore.org/resources/presentations/Dekkers_DC-2004_closing.pdf.

Summary of DC Usage Board Meeting in Shanghai

2004-11-11, The Usage Board has published a summary of the main decisions taken at its meeting at DC-2004 in Shanghai on 9-10 October 2004. These decisions include the approval of five new terms related to education, accessibility, and collection description; the endorsement of MARC Relator terms as sub-properties of Contributor; and clarification of a method for endorsing non-DCMI-maintained identifiers for use as vocabulary encoding schemes. Note that Usage Board decisions are not considered official until decision documents are finalized and published on the DCMI Web site.

Register now for DC-2004

2004-08-30, The full program for DC-2004, to be held 11-14 October 2004 in Shanghai, including two pre-conferences on 10 October 2004, tutorial sessions, keynotes, full papers, short papers, working group sessions and special sessions is now available.
Register now!

Two pre-conferences on 10 October 2004 at DC-2004

2004-08-30, Two pre-conferences will take place on 10 October 2004 in Shanghai, China, in conjunction with DC-2004. The first pre-conference "Metadata for Interoperability in the Global Corporate Environment" is organized by the DCMI Global Corporate Circle in co-operation with the CEN/ISSS Worshop on Dublin Core metadata. The second pre-conference "Supporting the Reuse of Digital Educational Resources" is organized by the DCMI Education Working Group in co-operation with the U.S. National Science Digital Library initiative. Registration for these two pre-conferences is now open through the conference's online registration facility.

Preliminary Program and on-line Registration for DC-2004

2004-08-01, The organizing committee for DC-2004, to be held 11-14 October 2004 in Shanghai, has published the Preliminary Program of the conference and workshop. The online Registration facility is now open. Early Bird registration rates are in effect until 31 August 2004.

Program of DC-2004 in Shanghai taking shape

2004-06-14, Twenty-eight papers have been accepted for presentation at DC-2004, 11-14 October 2004 in Shanghai. The program will feature keynotes by Zhang Xiaolin and Eric Miller and a joint session with the 2004 Shanghai International Library Forum. The full program will appear shortly on the DC-2004 Conference Web site.

Government Information Interoperability workshop meeting, Zaragoza, 3 September 2004

2004-06-14, The CEN/ISSS Workshop on Dublin Core Metadata for Multimedia Information - Dublin Core (MMI-DC) of the European Committee for Standardization CEN is organizing a workshop on the subject of standardization and co-operation issues related to interoperability between Government Information Programs in Europe. More information...

Paper submission deadline for DC-2004 extended until 15 May 2004

2004-04-25, The deadline for submission of papers for DC-2004, the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held on 11-14 October 2004 at Shanghai Library, has been extended to Friday 15 May 2004. More information...

DC-2004 Keynotes

2004-04-25, We have the pleasure to announce that keynotes at DC-2004 will be given by Zhang Xiaolin of the Chinese Academy of Science and Eric Miller of the World-wide Web Consortium

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