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2006 News and Announcements

General Announcements

Establishment of DCMI Communities and Task Groups

2006-12-18, Over the last two months, DCMI Working Groups have been converting into DCMI Communities and DCMI Task Groups. All groups are listed on the overview page of DCMI's work structure. On the DCMI Contact information page there are now also links to all public DCMI Wikis with contact information of the Wiki managers.

New chairs appointed to DCMI Communities and Task Groups

2006-12-18, While many of the Working Groups chairs are continuing their work as DCMI Community moderators or DCMI Task Group leaders, there have been a number of changes. New Community Moderators are: Ann Apps (DCMI Collection Description Community), Raju Buddharaju (DCMI Preservation Community), Sarah Currier (DCMI Education Community), Matthias Menger (DCMI Environment Community), and Jon Phipps and Emma Tonkin (DCMI Registry Community). New Task Group Leaders are: Muriel Foulonneau and Sarah L. Shreeves (DCMI Collection Description Application Profile Task Group), and Hans Overbeek (DCMI Government Application Profile Task Group). These people have also become members of the DCMI Advisory Board. Pete Johnston (Collection Description), Eric Childress (Date), Stuart Sutton (Education), Sarah Rice (Global Corporate Circle), Heike Neuroth and John Kunze (Preservation) and Rachel Heery (Registry) have stepped down as chairs. The DCMI Directorate thanks the retiring chairs for their efforts in furthering the work of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and wishes the new Community Moderators and Task Group Leaders success in their new responsibilities.

DCMI technical work will be restructured in Communities and Task Forces

2006-10-30, At DCMI meetings in Manzanillo, a new structure for technical work has been discussed and approved. DCMI Working Groups will be restructured as DCMI Communities and DCMI Task Groups. A DCMI Community, with a Web page and mailing list, will serve as a forum for open discussion on special topics or domain applications. A DCMI Task Group will develop specific deliverables such as application profiles on a DCMI wiki. In addition to existing groups, a new community is forming around the topic of social tagging. Further announcements will be made on the DCMI Web site and in DCMI mailing lists over the coming months.

Appointments to DCMI Board of Trustees

2006-10-30, At the meeting of the DCMI Board of Trustees held in Manzanillo on 7 October 2006, Sam Oh was appointed as the representative of the Korean DCMI Affiliate. At the same meeting, Joseph Busch and Shigeo Sugimoto were appointed for new three-year terms as independent members of the Board of Trustees.

Feedback to DCMI committees

2006-05-15, In response to requests from the community, the DCMI Web site now contains facilities for sending messages to several DCMI committees (the DCMI Board of Trustees, the DCMI Directorate, the DCMI Usage Board and the DCMI Advisory Board) from their Web pages as well as through the feedback page.

National Library of Korea joins the DCMI Affiliate Program

2006-04-01, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the National Library of Korea has joined the DCMI Affiliate Program on the first of April 2006. Korea is the fifth Affiliate in the program which already includes Finland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and New Zealand, further extending the global reach of the program.

Agreement signed on DCMI Conference Paper Repository

2006-03-13, An agreement was signed in March 2006 concerning the hosting of the DCMI Conference Paper Repository. The repository is managed by Joe Tennis of the University of British Columbia, Canada, and hosted at Simon Fraser University Library in Canada. The collection includes all papers and posters of the DCMI conferences in Florence (2002), Seattle (2003), Shanghai (2004) and Madrid (2005). The Repository is built on open source software (Linux and Apache Tomcat) and displayed through Siderean Software's Seamark faceted navigation. Access is available through the link to “Conference Papers” in the left-hand navigation bar on the DCMI Home page.

Joe Tennis joins DCMI Usage Board

2006-03-01, The DCMI Directorate has appointed Dr. Joseph Tennis, Assistant Professor at The University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, to the DCMI Usage Board.

Call for Tender for the production of documentation

2006-01-16, DCMI has issued a Call for Tender for brief texts and presentations explaining the rationale and business case for Dublin Core metadata to non-experts.

New DCMI Mission statement and revised by-laws published

2006-01-16, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce the publication of the new Mission Statement and revised by-laws for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Read more...

Document Announcements

Updates to DCMI Terms and RDF schemas

2006-12-18, The DCMI Usage Board has completed an editorial revision of terms in the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, bringing definitions and usage comments into line with the DCMI Abstract Model. Documentation is available in revised Web pages, RDF schemas, and in a response to comments received during the Public Comment period.

Manzanillo Resolution 2006

2006-10-30, Participants from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries met in a special session during DC-2006, and adopted a resolution to promote the use of metadata in the Ibero-american community and strengthen the involvement of and co-operation among implementers of Dublin Core metadata in that community.

Follow-up for Public Comment on revisions to Dublin Core elements

2006-09-25, Public Comment was held from 28 August to 25 September 2006 on editorial revisions to labels, definitions and comments of terms in the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. Comments received will be discussed at the DCMI Usage Board meeting in Manzanillo, Mexico, on 30 September 2006, and the results will be finalized over the coming weeks.

DCMI Status report September 2006 published

2006-09-25, Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period March to September 2006. Read the report...

Revised DCMI Type Vocabulary published

2006-08-28, On the basis of input received from a Public Comment period held earlier this year, the DCMI Usage Board has finalized a set of revisions to the DCMI Type Vocabulary. The RDF schema for the DCMI Type Vocabulary and the DCMI Registry have been updated accordingly.

Public Comment for revisions to Dublin Core Metadata Element Set

2006-08-28, The DCMI Usage Board has announced a Public Comment period for editorial revisions to labels, definitions and comments of terms in the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. The proposed revisions clarify intended meanings and update the wording of definitions and comments in accordance with the DCMI Abstract Model. Comments can be submitted from 28 August through 25 September 2006 by posting to the DC-GENERAL mailing list. Comments received will be discussed at the Usage Board meeting in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, on 30 September 2006.

Follow-up for Public Comment on DC-XML and DC-RDF

2006-07-05, Public Comment was held from 30 May through 27 June 2006 on revised guidelines for expressing Dublin Core metadata in XML and in RDF. A report on issues raised will serve as the basis for further updates of the RDF expression.

Public Comment on "Expressing Dublin Core metadata using RDF"

2006-05-30, Mikael Nilsson has finalized a Working Draft on expressing Dublin Core metadata using the Resource Description Framework. Public Comment will be held from 30 May through 27 June. Comments of a technical nature should be sent to the dc-architecture mailing list, where a summary of modeling issues has been posted. An additional document has been prepared about differences between the new draft and legacy specifications.

Public Comment on "Expressing Dublin Core metadata using XML"

2006-05-30, Pete Johnston and Andy Powell have finalized a Working Draft on expressing Dublin Core metadata using XML. Public Comment will be held from 30 May through 27 June. Comments of a technical nature should be sent to the dc-architecture mailing list; a summary of technical issues has been posted there, with pointers to release notes and example schemas.

Revised recommendations for DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point and DCMI Box published

2006-04-10, Following a public comment period, revised specifications for DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point, and DCMI Box have superseded older versions as DCMI Recommendations.

DCMI Status report March 2006 published

2006-03-13, Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period September 2005 to March 2006. Read the report...

Documentation contracts awarded

2006-03-13, In order to improve the availability of basic user documentation, the DCMI Directorate has awarded contracts to Andy Powell (Eduserv Foundation, UK) and Pete Johnston (UKOLN, University of Bath, UK) for a revision of the existing guidelines for implementing Dublin Core in XML; to Mikael Nilsson (Knowmania HB, Sweden) for a revision of the guidelines for expressing Dublin Core in RDF; and to the information consultant Barbara Gorson for a packet of basic introductory materials on Dublin Core. Revised versions of the encoding guidelines for XML and RDF are expected to be posted for public comment in the next months.

Next steps for revision of the DCMI Type Vocabulary

2006-03-13, Public comment was held from 8 December 2005 to 31 January 2006 on a set of proposed editorial changes to terms in the DCMI Type Vocabulary. The comments received during this period are reported in a tabular summary and will be discussed at a meeting of the DCMI Usage Board on 29-30 April 2006.

Next steps for revisions of DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point and DCMI Box

2006-03-13, The public comment period on revisions to the legacy DCSV specifications has resulted in suggestions for minor editorial revisions. When finalized, these documents will replace the older legacy specifications as DCMI Recommendations.

Public Comment for DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point and DCMI Box

2006-02-13, The Usage Board has updated the specifications for DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point, and DCMI Box to bring their language in line with the DCMI Abstract Model. These changes have been posted for a 30-day comment period, after which they will replace the legacy DCMI Recommendations. More information...

XML schemas updated

2006-01-16, The XML schemas published on the XML Schemas page have been updated to include support for new terms recently approved by the Usage Board.

DC-2005 Tutorial slides now available in PDF

2006-01-16, The slides of the Tutorials that were given at DC-2005 are now available in PDF from the Training section of the DCMI Web site.

Meeting Announcements

DC-2007 Program co-chairs appointed

2006-12-18, The Program Committee for DC-2007, to be held in Singapore from 27 through 31 August 2007, will be chaired by Abdus Sattar Chaudry of Nanyang Technological University and Stuart Sutton of the University of Washington.

DC-2007 to be held in Singapore in the week of 27-31 August 2007

2006-10-30, The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that DC-2007 will be held in Singapore in the week of 27-31 August 2007, hosted by the National Library Board in cooperation with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information of Nanyang Technological University. An initial conference Web site has been installed with a number of relevant links. Publication of the Call for Papers is expected in December 2006.

DC-2006 in Manzanillo: a successful conference

2006-10-30, This year's conference, DC-2006, was held 3-6 October 2006 in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, and hosted by the University of Colima, with 250 participants from 24 countries. Key topics were model-based interoperability, controlled vocabularies, and practical deployment issues. Presentations are available for download from the conference program.

All set for DC-2006

2006-09-25, On Tuesday 3 October 2006, DC-2006, the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications will open in the Kármina Palace Hotel in Manzanillo, Mexico. Please visit the conference Web site for the latest information. Online registration is open until 2 October 2006. On-site registration during the event is possible but only with payment in cash (Mexican pesos and US dollars) and travellers cheques (US dollars only). We are looking forward to meeting you next week in Mexico!

Updated DC-2006 program, credit card payment now installed

2006-08-28, A further update of the program for DC-2006 has been published with the names of the chairs of all paper sessions. Credit card payment has been installed on the registration page.

Satellite meetings at DC-2006

2006-08-28, Around the DC-2006 conference, a number of DCMI committees will have meetings. On 30 September and 1 October 2006, a meeting takes place of the DCMI Usage Board. The day before the conference, 2 October 2006, a meeting is scheduled of the DCMI Advisory Board, while the day after the conference, 7 October 2006, the DCMI Board of Trustees will meet. All meetings will take place in the conference hotel in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.

Further details on DC-2006 program, registration and sponsorship

2006-08-07, The program for DC-2006 has been upgraded to include details of the paper sessions with paper titles and authors. Registration details are available at the registration page. A call for sponsors has also been published on the conference Web site.

DC-2006 Preliminary Program published

2006-07-05, The preliminary program for DC-2006, to be held in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico on 3-7 October 2006, is now available from the conference Web site. The conference features two keynotes, one on 3 October by Abel Packer of BIREME in Brazil and one on 6 October by Michael Crandall of the Information School at the University of Washington. In three plenary and four parallel paper sessions, 21 long and 7 short papers will be presented, while an additional seven papers will be read in a special session for reports on Portuguese and Spanish language projects. Furthermore, in the workshop track 13 working group sessions and eight special sessions are on the program. One each of the four conference days, a set of tutorials will introduce basic as well as more advanced concepts related to the implementation of Dublin Core metadata in practice.

DC-2006 Call for Papers now closed

2006-05-15, The Call for Papers for DC-2006 is now closed. The Program Committee will review the papers received and communicate acceptance to the authors in June. The Call for Exhibitors remains open. DC-2006 will be held in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, 3 to 6 October 2006. Please see the conference Web site, http://dc2006.ucol.mx/ for further details.

DCMI Usage Board meets in Seattle

2006-05-15, The DCMI Usage Board met on 29 and 30 April 2006 at the Information School of University of Washington in Seattle. The agenda included follow-up to the public comment period on DCMI Type Vocabulary and the editorial alignment of term descriptions with the DCMI Abstract Model.

DC-Tools Working Group Meeting during JCDL 2006 in Chapel Hill (NC, USA) on 15 June 2006

2006-05-15, the DCMI Tools Working Group will meet in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. The meeting will be held in conjunction with “Metadata Tools for Digital Resource Repositories Workshop” at JCDL 2006 (http://www.jcdl2006.org), in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA on 15 June 2006. An open call for workshop participation and additional workshop information are posted at: http://ils.unc.edu/mrc/jcdl_2006_tools_workshop.html.

DC-2006 Call for Papers extended to 30 April 2006

2006-04-10, The Call for Papers for DC-2006, to be hosted by the University of Colima in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico on 3-6 October 2006, has been extended to 30 April 2006. At the same time, the deadline for the Call for Exhibitors has been extended. Exhibitors may apply until shortly before the conference but are invited to do so before 15 July 2006. Please see the conference Web site, http://dc2006.ucol.mx/ for further details.

The DCMI Usage Board will meet on 29 and 30 April 2006 in Seattle

2006-04-10. The DCMI Usage Board will meet on 29 and 30 April 2006 at the University of Washington in Seattle. The agenda for the meeting includes follow-up to the public comment period on DCMI Type Vocabulary and editorial updates to metadata terms, including the possible assignment of formal domains and ranges.

Translations of DC-2006 Call for Papers in Spanish and French

2006-03-13, Translations have been provided for the Call for Papers for DC-2006 in Spanish and in French. The call is still open until 15 April 2006.

Meetings DCMI Board of Trustees and Usage Board

2006-02-13, Both the DCMI Board of Trustees and the DCMI Usage Board will meet in Seattle, Washington, USA. The Usage Board meeting is planned for 29 and 30 April 2006, while the Board of Trustees will meet on the first of May, 2006.

DC-2006 Web site now available with Call for Papers

2006-01-16, The Organizing Committee of DC-2006, to be hosted by the University of Colima (Mexico) on 3-6 October 2006, has opened the conference Web site, http://dc2006.ucol.mx, with the Call for Papers. The call is open until 15 April 2006.

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