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2009-12-21, The organizing committee for DC-2010, to be held 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, has issued the Call for Papers. The theme of the 2010 conference is "Making Metadata Work Harder: Celebrating 15 years of Dublin Core". Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics as listed in the Call. The call is open until 2 April 2010.
2009-12-21, A new Task Group has been established under the name DCMI/NKOS Task Group that targets to develop a Dublin Core Application Profile for KOS (Knowledge Organization Systems) resources based on the work of the NKOS group. This Task Group is led by Marcia Zeng of the School of Information and Library Science at Kent State University, and Gail Hodge of Information International Associates, Inc. (IIa) who both have become members of the DCMI Advisory Board.
2009-11-30, In preparation for DC-2010, the tenth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 20-22 October 2010, a conference committee has been established, chaired by Stuart Sutton of the University of Washington Information School. Program Chairs for DC-2010 are Diane Hillmann of the Information Institute of Syracuse and Metadata Management Associates, and Mike Lauruhn of Taxonomy Strategies, while Liddy Nevile of La Trobe University is the Workshop Convenor.
2009-11-30, Following the DCMI Advisory Board meeting on 16 October 2009 in Seoul, two Task Groups have been deactivated: the DCMI Agents Task Group and the DCMI Government Application Profile Task Group. Talat Chaudhri of UKOLN was appointed co-moderator of the DCMI Scholarly Communications Community and member of the DCMI Advisory Board.
2009-10-14, DCMI is pleased to announce that DC-2010 will take place 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) which is scheduled for 24-27 October 2010 in the same location. Further announcements will be released in the coming months. See the conference flyer.
2009-10-06, On-line registration for DC-2009, to be held 12-16 October in Seoul, Korea, hosted by the National Library of Korea in cooperation with the Korean Library Association and DCMI, is now closed. During the event, on-site registration will still be possible. Please have a look at the final programme for the event. We are looking forward to meeting many of you next week in Seoul!
2009-09-28, The Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, a DCMI Gold Partner in 2008-2009, has agreed to be a Local Tutorial Partner under the DCMI Partnership Program. The Fondazione, in cooperation with DCMI, is organizing a Dublin Core Tutorial on 17 December 2009 in Florence under the title "Dublin Core: building blocks for interoperability". This Tutorial will take place on the day after the Conference "CULTURAL HERITAGE on line: Empowering users: an active role for user communities" on 15-16 December 2009. DCMI is among the special supporters of this event. For more information see the Local Tutorial Partner page.
2009-09-21, The start of DC-2009 to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, Korea is now less than three weeks away. We are still accepting registrations online for the event until 5 October 2009. After that, it will still be possible to register on-site during the event. We have made some final adjustments in the program, with the session of the DCMI Science and Metadata Community now on Tuesday 13 October, and the final program of the Special Sessions on Linked Data.
2009-09-21, We are happy to announce that the DCMI Oversight Committee has appointed Mike Teets of OCLC Inc. (Dublin, Ohio, USA) as an independent member of the Committee. At the same time, Lorcan Dempsey of OCLC has stepped down after more than seven years of involvement, first in the DCMI Board of Trustees and, since the end of 2008, in the Oversight Committee. We are very grateful to Lorcan for his efforts over the years. The next meeting of the Oversight Committee is scheduled for 12 October 2009.
2009-09-21, The DCMI Status Report September 2009 is now available.
2009-09-21, The DCMI Recommendation "Expressing Dublin Core metadata using HTML/XHTML meta and link elements" has been revised with a small number of errata and an addendum with new examples.
2009-09-01, The early-bird registration for DC-2009 to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, Korea, is now closed. On-line registration for the event at regular fees will remain open until 5 October. After that, it will still be possible to register on-site during the event. This year's program includes introductory tutorials by Tom Baker and Marcia Lei Zeng; keynotes by Michael Crandall, Eunchul Lee and Alistair Miles; eight full papers and five project reports; three special sessions on functional, technical and strategic issues related to Linked Data; meetings of the DCMI Communities Localization & Internationalization, Libraries, Registry and Science & Metadata; and advanced tutorials by Sam Oh and Marcia Lei Zeng. We are looking forward to meeting many of you in Seoul next month!
2009-08-17, Today, an updated program for DC-2009, the ninth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, has been published on the conference Web site. A main update is the inclusion of the detailed program for three special sessions covering functional, technical and strategic issues of Linked Data. Registration at early-bird discount is open until 31 August 2009.
2009-08-06, We are very pleased to announce that Infocom Corporation of Japan has renewed its Platinum Partnership status for another year starting 1 July 2009. Please see the Platinum Partner page for more details. The DCMI Partnership Program is open for all companies and organizations that want to support DCMI financially to continue its work to the benefit of the global audience.
2009-08-06, With great sadness we have learned that Rachel Heery, a long-time participant in the Dublin Core community and member of the DCMI Advisory Board until her retirement in 2007, passed away on 24 July 2009. With her ground-breaking introduction of the idea of Application Profiles at the eighth Dublin Core workshop in Ottawa in 2000, Rachel helped move DCMI in the direction we still follow. Her numerous research and development projects as Assistant Director of UKOLN at the University of Bath (UK) made essential contributions to defining the evolving state of the art in metadata. We will miss her.
2009-07-22, We are pleased to announce that the online registration for DC-2009, the ninth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009, is now open. Early bird registration is open until 31 August. Also, the preliminary program is published with the main elements of the program for the event. A further version of the program with additional details is scheduled to be published in early August.
2009-06-08, The organizing committee for DC-2009, the ninth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for DC-2009: Eunchul Lee, Michael Crandall and Alistair Miles.
The Call for Tutorials for DC-2009 is now closed.
2009-05-18, The submission deadline for the Call for Tutorials for DC-2009 has been extended to 1 June 2009. The call remains open for proposals for Introductory and Advanced tutorials. Successful proposals will be advised by 22 June 2009, in line with notification of paper acceptance for the main conference.
2009-05-18, The DCMI Executive would like to remind organizations involved in DCMI activities of the DCMI Partnership Program. The Partnership Program is intended for organizations that want to associate themselves with DCMI and provide financial support to the activities of DCMI. Benefits include a mention of the Partner on the DCMI Web site and the use by the Partner of a DCMI Partnership Program logo on their materials. For further information see the DCMI Partnership Program page.
2009-05-18, A revised "Guidelines for Dublin Core Application Profiles" by Karen Coyle and Thomas Baker has been published as a DCMI Recommended Resource. Aimed at a broad audience of application profile developers, the document walks through the process of creating a simple profile, using examples to illustrate key components and metadata design principles.
2009-05-18, The DCMI Tools Community is excited to announce a workshop on issues and challenges regarding the implementation of metadata schemes. The Workshop will take place in Zadar, Croatia, on Friday 29 May 2009 during the Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) conference. Speakers will include Cesare Concordia (Europeana project team) and Dan Brickley (W3C Semantic web specialist). The Community moderators, Thomas Severiens and Seth van Hooland will also talk about the new policy regarding the set of metadata tools listed on the DCMI Tools page.
2009-05-18, The DCMI Social Tagging Community has issued a Call for Participation for a Workshop to be held at the ELPUB2009 Conference on 10 June 2009 in the Sala Napoleonica at the Università di Milano, Palazzo Greppi, Via S. Antonio 10, Milano, Italy. Submissions should be sent to Eva Méndez and Ana Alice Baptista. For more information, please see the announcement on the Wiki of the DCMI Social Tagging Community.
2009-05-11, The Call for Papers for DC-2009, this year's International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009, is now closed. The Program Committee will now start reviewing the received papers, project reports and posters. Notifications of acceptance are scheduled to be sent out on 22 June 2009. Please note that the Call for Tutorials and the Call for Sponsors are still open.
2009-05-11, As of today, the Korean Library Association (KLA) has joined the National Library of Korea (NLK) as co-host for DC-2009 to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, Korea. KLA will take on the responsibility for conference event operations and management of sponsorship, while NLK will be responsible for overall coordination and management of the conference program.
2009-05-11, DCMI is interested to establish contact with organizations that are interested to host next year's conference and workshop in North America and therefore has published a Call for Expressions of Interest. Interested organizations are invited to respond to this call by 8 June 2009.
2009-05-11, In the last months, two new members have been appointed to the DCMI Oversight Committee. In early 2009, Schubert Foo was appointed as representative of the National Library Board Singapore, while recently Samantha Starmer was appointed as the fourth independent member of the Oversight Committee. With those appointments, the Oversight Committee is now on full strength with five members representing the DCMI Members and four independent members.
2009-05-01, "Interoperability Levels for Dublin Core Metadata" has been published as a Recommended Resource. The document discusses modeling choices involved in designing metadata applications for different types of interoperability. At Level 1, applications use data components with shared natural-language definitions. At Level 2, data is based on the formal-semantic model of the W3C Resource Description Framework (as in Linked Data). At Levels 3 and 4, data also shares syntactic constraints based on the DCMI Abstract Model. The document aims at providing a point of reference for evaluating interoperability among a variety of metadata implementations. The authors expect this document to evolve as the trade-offs and benefits of interoperability at different levels are explored and welcome feedback from its readers.
2009-04-20, The chairs of the DC-2009 Tutorial Committee, John Roberts of Archives New Zealand and Heesop Kim of Kyungpook National University Korea, have published a Call for Tutorials for DC-2009, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009 and hosted by the National Library of Korea. It is the intention to include both Introductory and Advanced tutorials in the program, and proposals in both categories are welcome as described in the call text. The Call is open until 15 May 2009.
2009-03-31, A revised version of the International Standard ISO 15836 has been published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO 15836:2009 Information and documentation -- The Dublin Core metadata element set. The text of the standard has been brought in line with the January 2008 version of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set available on the DCMI Web site.
2009-03-31, The March 2009 Status Report is now available, covering the period from September 2008 through March 2009. Read the report...
2009-03-03, The Usage Board has published a review of the Scholarly Works Application Profile (SWAP), which was found to conform to the profile review criteria in all respects but one. The specific point on which SWAP does not follow the criteria relates to the matching algorithm specified in the Description Set Profile specification, currently still a working draft on which feedback is being sought. The issue could be resolved either by a small revision in SWAP or by a change in the matching algorithm.
2009-02-10, Following a workshop session on Metadata for Scientific Datasets at DC-2008, a new DCMI Community has been set up under the name of the DCMI Science and Metadata Community. We welcome participation from individuals and organizations interested in all aspects of metadata relating to scientific data. To learn more about this community, or become involved, visit the Community's website.
2009-01-05, The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) has completed the legal steps for incorporation as a public, not-for-profit Company limited by Guarantee in Singapore. The founding members of the new legal entity are the National Library Board Singapore and the National Library of Finland. The other DCMI Affiliates, the Joint Information Systems Commission (JISC) in the UK, the National Library, National Archives and the State Services Commission of New Zealand and the National Library of Korea, will become Members in the weeks ahead. Read more...
2009-01-05, A completely new version of the DCMI Conference Paper repository has been installed at the National Library of Korea. The new repository includes the proceedings of all conferences from Tokyo 2001 until Berlin 2008.
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