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2005 News and Announcements

General Announcements

New co-chair appointed for DCMI Global Corporate Circle

2005-12-08, Jayakumaran of Web Publishing House in Singapore has been appointed co-chair of the DCMI Global Corporate Circle and member of the DCMI Advisory Board.

New members DCMI Board of Trustees

2005-09-11, In its meeting on 11 September 2005 in Madrid, the DCMI Board of Trustees confirmed new members Raju Buddharaju representing the DCMI Affiliate in Singapore, John Roberts representing the New Zealand Affiliate and David Dawson replacing Paul Miller as representative of the UK Affiliate. More information on the DCMI Board of Trustees...

New members DCMI Advisory Board

2005-09-16, In its meeting on 16 September 2005 in Leganés, the DCMI Advisory Board confirmed new members Douglas Campbell of the National Library of New Zealand (new co-chair of the Date Working Group), Lourdes Feria Basurto of the Univeristy of Colima (co-ordinator for DC-2006), Jane Greenberg of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (new co-chair of the Tools Working Group) and Joe Tennis of the University of British Columbia, Canada (responsible for the Dublin Core Conference Paper Repository). More information on the DCMI Advisory Board and its current members...

Changes in Working Groups

2005-09-16, In its meeting on 16 September 2005 in Leganés, the DCMI Advisory Board considered proposals for charters and workplans for all DCMI Working Groups. The chairs of the Working groups have informed or will soon inform their groups of any changes, and are in the process to update the Working Group Web pages accordingly. At the same time, the Advisory Board decided to de-activate the Working Groups Persistent Identifiers and User Documentation.

New Zealand joins DCMI Affiliate Program

2005-07-25, As announced last month, New Zealand has now joined the DCMI Affiliate Program. The Affiliate program now spans across the globe, with Affiliates in Finland, the UK, Singapore and New Zealand, while DCMI is hosted by OCLC in the United States.

Japanese Translation of DCMI Web site

2005-07-25, The School for Library and Information Science of the University of Tsukuba in Japan is offering and maintaining a translation of the DCMI Web site in Japanese. A link to the Japanese site can be found in the lower right hand corner of the DCMI home page.

Tom Baker appointed DCMI Director of Specifications and Documentation

2005-06-13, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that Tom Baker has been appointed DCMI Director of Specifications and Documentation by the DCMI Board of Trustees. In this role, Tom will continue to chair the Usage Board and manage the Usage Board's documentation (see: http://dublincore.org/usage/). In the next months, Tom will look specifically at the requirements for documentation and maintenance in the short and medium term. We are happy that Tom has agreed to take on these responsibilities and expect that results of his activities will be available by the time we go to Madrid for DC-2005.

New Zealand will join DCMI Affiliate Program

2005-06-03, New Zealand has announced its decision to join the DCMI Affiliate Program, with the participation of Archives New Zealand, the National Library and the State Services Commission. See for more information the media release at http://www.archives.govt.nz/docs/pdfs/MediaReleaseDCMI.pdf.

Singapore has joined DCMI Affiliate Program

2005-06-01, DCMI and the National Library Board of Singapore are pleased to announce that Singapore has joined the DCMI Affiliate Program. With this new Affiliate, the DCMI Affiliate Program further extends its global coverage, underlining the facts that DCMI is an international initiative and that Dublin Core metadata is relevant in many countries and cultural environments.

More information on the DCMI Affiliate Program can be found at: http://dublincore.org/about/affiliates/.

More information on the National Library Board of Singapore can be found at: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/.

Ten years of Dublin Core

2005-03-01, This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Dublin Core, after the OCLC/NCSA Metadata Workshop that took place in Dublin, Ohio, 1-3 March 1995. The DCMI Directorate wishes to thank and congratulate all participants of the Dublin Core community at this milestone.

Ten years have elapsed since the OCLC/NCSA Metadata Workshop, the first in what has since become a workshop series, then a full conference series. Over that period, the Dublin Core community has largely shaped the framework of metadata on the Web. If you're doing metadata on the Web, chances are you started with Dublin Core.

The community we affectionately described in 1995 as 'geeks, freaks, and people with sensible shoes' has grown from the 52 original workshop participants to an international community of researchers and practitioners from more than 50 countries.

DCMI is open -- anyone can participate, use the standard, and support its evolution. DCMI is international -- there are 25 languages in the DCMI metadata registry. DCMI is independent -- no industry or government agency controls the DCMI agenda. We are a grass roots global collaboration with many national standards and an ISO standard in our portfolio of value.

What DCMI has become, and what it will be in the future, is driven by the commonly held expertise of its participants, and shaped by their passions and commitment to improve discovery and management of intellectual assets for the benefit of the Internet Commons.

Joint DCMI/ODRL Profile Working Group established

2005-02-07, The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) together with the Open Digital Rights Initiative (ODRL) are pleased to announce the formation of a joint Working Group to develop a profile of ODRL/DCMI metadata usage. The profile will show how to make combined use of the rights-related DCMI metadata terms and the ODRL rights expression language. This will enable richer rights management information to be captured along with DCMI descriptive metadata and support wider interoperability with digital rights management and open content licensing systems.

The joint Working Group Chairs are Andy Powell (UKOLN, University of Bath) and Renato Iannella (ODRL Initiative). Full details, and subscription information is available from the joint Working Group web site: http://odrl.net/Profiles/DCMI/

Document Announcements

Public Comment on changes to the DCMI Type Vocabulary

2005-12-08, The DCMI Usage Board has proposed some minor editorial changes to terms in the DCMI Type Vocabulary. The changes will be available for Public Comment until 31 January 2006.

DC-2005 Tutorial slides available

2005-12-08, The slides of the Tutorials that were given at DC-2005 are now available in the Training section of the DCMI Web site.

Role properties for Dublin-Core-based metadata

2005-12-08, The DCMI Usage Board, together with the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress, is pleased to announce the availability of a sub-set of MARC Relator terms as role properties which refine the "agent" elements of Dublin Core (Creator, Contributor, and Publisher). The use of MARC Relator terms will allow designers of Dublin-Core-based metadata applications to distinguish between different types of Contributor, such as Illustrator or Translator (see guidelines). For more information see "MARC Relator terms and Dublin Core".

DC-2005 papers now online

2005-11-07, The papers from the DC-2005 conference, held from 12-15 September 2005 in Leganés (Madrid) are now online in the Dublin Core Conference Paper Repository. The Repository already contained the papers from the DC-2002 (Florence), DC-2003 (Seattle) and DC-2004 (Shanghai) conferences. Access is available through the link to “Conference Papers” in the left-hand navigation bar on the DCMI Home page.

DCMI Status report September 2005 published

2005-09-06, Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period March to September 2005. More information...

DCMI Conference Papers hosted by Simon Fraser University

2005-09-06, Joseph T. Tennis, Assistant Professor at The University of British Columbia, along with Mark Jordan and Brian Owen of Simon Fraser University's WAC Bennett Library and Brad Allen at Siderean Software, have established the Dublin Core Conference Paper Repository. The repository provides access to the papers and posters delivered at DCMI Conferences from 2002 through 2004. Addition of the papers of DC-2005 is expected very soon. Built on open source software (MySQL, Linux, and Apache Tomcat) and displayed through Siderean Software's Seamark faceted navigation, this Repository offers the metadata community a focused and easy access to these papers. Access is available through the link to “Conference Papers” in the left-hand navigation bar on the DCMI Home page.

DCMI Abstract Model available for Public Comment

2005-02-07, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the DCMI Abstract Model is now available for public comment as a Proposed Recommendation. We are inviting comments on this important document until 5 March 2005. Comments should be sent to the DC-General mailing list with subject "Public Comment DCMI Abstract Model". The Proposed Recommendation is available at: http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/

Public comment for revisions of four Recommendations

2005-07-25, At their next meeting, in Madrid on 9-10 September 2005, the DCMI Usage Board will review the revised versions of four existing DCMI recommendations: Dublin Core Structured Values, the DCMI Box Encoding Scheme, the DCMI Period Encoding Scheme, and the DCMI Point Encoding Scheme.

The main changes are:

Public comment is open until 22 August 2005. Comments should be sent to the DC-General mailing list with the title of the document in the subject. See also the Public Comment page.

New terms published by the Usage Board

2005-06-13, The DCMI Usage Board is pleased to announce the creation of several new terms -- an encoding scheme for National Library of Medicine Classification; Instructional Method; and three elements related to the method, policy, and periodicity of collection accrual (see the Usage Board decisions page). The Usage Board will meet next on 9-10 September 2005, before DC-2005 in Madrid. Please contact Thomas Baker for further information.

New version of Dublin Core user guide available

2005-06-13, A new version of Using Dublin Core, the official user guide to Dublin Core metadata, is now available. The updated version includes guidance for new terms approved by the Usage Board, as well as new sections on the DCMI Abstract Model and references to newly recommended documentation available for implementers.

Citation guidelines published as DCMI Recommendation

2005-06-13, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that after the Public Comment period that ended in May 2005, the Guidelines for Encoding Bibliographic Citation Information in Dublin Core Metadata are now published as a DCMI Recommendation.

Document explaining element refinement published as DCMI Recommended Resource

2005-06-13, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that after the Public Comment period that ended in May 2005, the document Element Refinement in Dublin Core Metadata that describes the concept and appropriate use of element refinement as used in Dublin Core metadata, is now published as a DCMI Recommended Resource.

Two documents available for Public Comment

2005-04-18, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that two documents are now available for public comment until 18 May 2005. These are Guidelines for Encoding Bibliographic Citation Information in Dublin Core Metadata and Element Refinement in Dublin Core Metadata. Comments should be sent to the DC-General mailing list. For further information see the Public Comment page.

DCMI Abstract Model published as DCMI Recommendation

2005-03-07, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that after the Public Comment period that took place in February 2005, the DCMI Abstract Model is now published as a DCMI Recommendation. The document is primarily aimed at the developers of software applications that support Dublin Core metadata, people involved in developing new syntax encoding guidelines for Dublin Core metadata and those people developing metadata application profiles based on the Dublin Core.

DCMI Status report March 2005 published

2005-03-07, Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period October 2004-March 2005. More information...

DCMI Abstract Model available for Public Comment

2005-02-07, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the DCMI Abstract Model is now available for public comment as a Proposed Recommendation. We are inviting comments on this important document until 5 March 2005. Comments should be sent to the DC-General mailing list with subject "Public Comment DCMI Abstract Model". The Proposed Recommendation is available at: http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/

Meeting Announcements

DC-2006 Program Chairs and Coordinators appointed

2005-12-08, In preparation for DC-2006, to be held 3-6 October 2006 in Manzanillo (Colima) in Mexico, Javier Solorio Lagunas of the University of Colima and Thomas Baker of DCMI have been appointed Program Chairs, while Lourdes Feria Basurto of the University of Colima and Makx Dekkers of DCMI have taken on responsibility as coordinators of the event. The Call for Papers is scheduled for publication in January 2006.

Presentation on joint work between DCMI and IEEE/LOM

2005-12-08, In the context of the joint work item between DCMI and IEEE/LOM to develop a recommended representation of the metadata elements of the IEEE Learning Object Metadata Standard in the Dublin Core Abstract Model, Mikael Nilsson made a presentation to the IEEE/LOM meeting in Orlando in October 2005 outlining the approach and the current status.

Multimedia presentation for the DC-2006 in Mexico

2005-11-07, The organizing committee of DC-2006, to be held 3-6 October 2006 in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, has made available a multimedia presentation with information about the University of Colima and the venue for the conference next year.

DCMI Usage Board meets in Madrid

2005-10-10, The DCMI Usage Board met in Madrid on 9-10 September 2005. A large batch of editorial changes to existing elements and Type Vocabulary terms — clarifications of wording, updated references, and the like — will be posted on 7 November 2005 for a public comment period prior to final approval. The comment period will also cover revisions to existing recommendations related to “Dublin Core Structured Values”.

DC-2005 in Madrid well attended

2005-09-15, this year's conference and workshop, DC-2005, that was held from 12 through 15 September 2005 in Leganés (Madrid) was attended by 214 attendes from 33 countries. Participants were enthusiastic about the facilities provided by the University of Carlos III and the programme, including four keynotes, five tutorials, fourteen long papers, eighteen short papers, fourteen Working Group meetings and ten special sessions. More information is available on the conference Web site, and the papers are expected to be available soon in the Dublin Core Conference Paper Repository.

DC-2006 to take place in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, 3-6 October 2006

2005-09-15, the DCMI Directorate is very pleased to be able to announce that next year's conference and workshop will be hosted by the University of Colima in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. The event will take place from Tuesday 3 through Friday 6 October 2006.

Final DC-2005 Program

2005-09-06, The organising committee for DC-2005, to take place 12-15 September 2005 at the University Carlos III of Madrid, Leganés Campus, has published the final program for the conference and workshop. There is also a print version of the program. We are looking forward to see many of you in Madrid!

DC-2005 Program updated

2005-07-25, The organising committee for DC-2005, to take place 12-15 September 2005 in Leganés (Madrid), has published an updated agenda for the conference and workshop. Go to the registration page to book your place for this event!

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DCMI Usage Board to meet in Madrid, 9-10 September 2005

2005-07-25, The DCMI Usage Board will meet in Madrid on 9-10 September 2005, prior to the DC-2005 conference. For more information, please contact the Chair, Tom Baker.

DC-2005 Preliminary Program online

2005-06-13, The preliminary program for DC-2005, to be held in Madrid from 12 through 15 September, is now online. The program includes keynotes by Thomas Baker, Ricardo Baeza, Johannes Keizer and Eric Miller, presentations of 36 papers and project reports, a series of tutorials on metadata basics and numerous working group meetings.

DC-2005 Call for Papers now closed, Call for Exhibitors still open until 15 July 2005

2005-04-18 The Call for Papers for DC-2005 is now closed. The Program Committee will review the received papers and communicate acceptance of papers to the authors by 1 June 2005. The Call for Exhibitors is still open to 15 July 2005. For any further information about these calls, please contact dc2005@fund.uc3m.es.

Usage Board meeting to take place on 19-20 May 2005 in Washington, DC.

2005-04-18, The DCMI Usage Board will meet on 19-20 May 2005 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Please contact Tom Baker for further information.

DC-2005 Call for Papers extended to 15 April 2005

2005-03-29, The Call for Papers for DC-2005, to be hosted by the University Carlos III of Madrid in Leganés (Madrid) on 12-15 September 2005, has been extended to 15 April 2005. At the same time, the deadline for the Call for Exhibitors has been extended. If you want to make a proposal as exhibitor at DC-2005, you can complete the Call for Exhibitors form until shortly before the Conference, but you are invited to do so before 15 July 2005. See the conference Web site, http://dc2005.uc3m.es for further details.

DC-2005 Call for Papers and Call for Exhibitors

2005-03-07, The Call for Papers and Call for Exhibitors for DC-2005, to be hosted by the University Carlos III of Madrid in Leganés (Madrid) on 12-15 September 2005, are available on the conference Web site, http://dc2005.uc3m.es. Both calls are open until 1 April 2005.

DC-2005 Web site now available with Call for Papers

2005-02-07, The Organizing Committee of DC-2005, to be hosted by the University Carlos III of Madrid in Leganés (Madrid) on 12-15 September 2005, has opened the conference Web site, http://dc2005.uc3m.es with the Call for Papers. The call is open until 1 April 2005.

CASHMERE-int Workshop & DC-Tools Working Group Meeting Announced

2005-02-01, This workshop, to be held in Göttingen, Germany from 28 February through 2 March 2005, is divided into three thematic blocks. The first day (February 28th) will address standards and standardization activities in the field of preservation. The second day (March 1st), standards and standardization activities in the context of Semantic Web and Web Services will be presented. The DC-Tools Working Group will hold a meeting on the last day (March 2nd). Read More...

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