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News from 2008

The preparations for DC-2008, the 8th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications to be held from 22 through 26 September 2008 in Berlin are in full swing. Currently, around 250 participants are registered for the conference. Online registration is open until 12 September 2008 at the conference Web site. On-site registration during the event is possible but only with payment in cash (Euros). We are looking forward to meeting many of you in three weeks in Berlin!

The DCMI Directorate, in co-operation with the moderators of DCMI Communities and leaders of DCMI Task Groups, has issued a new six-month Status Report for the period March to September 2008.

"Expressing Dublin Core metadata using HTML/XHTML meta and link elements" by Pete Johnston and Andy Powell has been published as a DCMI Recommendation. A related document, "Notes on DCMI specifications for Dublin Core metadata in HTML/XHTML meta and link elements", provides a guide to implementers to the differences between the HTML/XHTML meta data profile provided by the 2008 Recommendation and that of a previous Recommendation of November 2003. The Recommendation supports the W3C specification Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages (GRDDL) in the form of an XSLT transform for extracting RDF triples from instances of Dublin Core metadata in HTML/XHTML.

"Early bird" registration for DC-2008, the 8th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications to be held from 22 through 26 September 2008 in Berlin has been extended for two weeks. Participants are invited to register online at the conference Web site and book accommodation for their stay in Berlin. We are looking forward to meeting many of you in Berlin in September!

As of today, the DCMI Web site has moved to the National Library of Korea. The DCMI Directorate wishes to express thanks to OCLC Research for having hosted the DCMI Web site for more than ten years, and to the National Library of Korea for agreeing to take on this role from now on. The National Library of Korea is a member of the DCMI Affiliate Program and also hosts the DCMI Conference Paper Repository.

The final programme of DC-2008, to be held from 22 through 26 September in Berlin, has been published on the conference Web site. The early bird discount will be available until 31 July 2008. Please go to the registration page to register for the conference, tutorials and seminars.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, the Italian Digital Renaissance Foundation that promotes the use of the new Information and Communication Technologies for cultural heritage applications, has joined the DCMI Partnership Program as a Gold Partner.

Jane Greenberg, Program co-Chair of DC-2008 and co-moderator of the DCMI Tools Community, has been awarded the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology 2008. This award is given annually for outstanding research in information science and information retrieval, and was presented at the ALA/LITA conference in June 2008 in Anaheim, California, USA. The DCMI Directorate wishes to congratulate Jane for winning this prestigious award.

The final programme of DC-2008, to be held from 22 through 26 September in Berlin, is expected to be published on 14 July. The early bird discount will be available until 31 July 2008. Please go to the registration page to register for the conference, tutorials and seminars.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that Infocom Corporation, the Japanese company that develops InfoLib, an integrated multimedia search system that is based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, has become a Platinum Partner in the DCMI Partnership Program.