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DCMI News 2010

DC-2011 to be held 21-23 September 2011 at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague

2010-12-17, We are pleased to announce that DC-2011, the eleventh International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, will take place at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague from 21 through 23 September 2011. The National Library of the Netherlands (KB) fosters the national infrastructure for scientific information and plays an important role in the permanent access to digital information at an international level. The KB has been involved in many international research projects in the field of digital libraries and hosts the offices of The European Library and Europeana. The European Library Office is coordinating the local organization of DC-2011. Further information about the conference will be made available in January 2011.

Further reports from DC-2010
Task Group work plans and work structure changes

2010-12-17, Following discussions at DC-2010, the DCMI Task Groups have established work plans for the next year. These will be posted on the Wikis and/or mailing lists of the Task Groups. In consultation with the DCMI Advisory Board, the following groups have been de-activated: the DCMI Collection Description Community, the DCMI Collection Description Application Profile Task Group, the DCMI Environment Community, the DCMI Identifiers Community and the DCMI Standards Community. Any messages related to these issues can from now on be posted on DC-General.

Meeting reports from DC-2010 becoming available

2010-11-22, Reports from workshop sessions at DC-2010 are becoming available. Reports from the joint meeting of the DCMI Architecture Forum and the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group, the DCMI User Guide and Glossary Task Groups, the DCMI Libraries Application Task Group, the DCMI/NKOS Task Group, the DCMI Registry Community and Task Group and the DCMI Education Community have been published and reports from the other meetings are expected soon. Please watch the DCMI mailing lists and Wikis over the next weeks.

Three new Community moderators appointed

2010-11-22, After the DC-2010 conference, three new Community moderators have been appointed: Corey Harper of New York University Libraries as co-moderator of the DCMI Registry Community, Jian Qin of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University as co-moderator of the DCMI Science and Metadata Community and Stuart Sutton of the Information School at the University of Washington as co-moderator of the DCMI Education Community. Corey Harper and Jian Qin have become members of the DCMI Advisory Board.

Tutorials, presentations and proceedings of DC-2010 published

2010-11-01, Over 150 people from 23 countries attended DC-2010 in Pittsburgh from 20-22 October 2010. The Tutorials that were given on 20 October 2010 can be downloaded from the Training resources page. The opening presentation, the keynotes by Stu Weibel and Mike Bergman, and the closing presentation are also available for download. The conference proceedings are online in the DCMI Conference Paper Repository.

DC-2010 underway in Pittsburgh

2010-10-21, The DC-2010 conference is now underway in Pittsburgh with 150 participants from 20 countries. The conference proceedings are online in the DCMI Conference Paper Repository. Follow the conference on Twitter, hashtag #dcmi10.

Counting down: one week to DC-2010

2010-10-11, We're now only a week away from the start of DC-2010, 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh. The program now also includes the names of the meeting rooms. You can still register online. There will also be the possibility to register on-site. The registration desk will be open on Tuesday 19 October from 4-6pm, and on the conference days from 7-10am and 1-3pm.

Maintenance release of DCMI Terms Recommendation

2010-10-11, The DCMI Usage Board has published a maintenance release of DCMI Metadata Terms. Changes include a formal range for dcterms:title, a new datatype dcterms:RFC5646, and a declaration that the property foaf:maker is equivalent to dcterms:creator.

Counting down: three weeks to DC-2010

2010-09-27, We are looking forward to meeting many of you at DC-2010, 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh. Please Register online. We would like to draw your attention to the modified procedure for booking at the conference hotel. The special rate is available until 5 October 2010.

DCMI Status report September 2010 published

2010-09-27, The DCMI Managing Director has published the semestral September 2010 DCMI Status Report.

Early-bird discount for DC-2010 extended to 17 September 2010

2010-09-10, Due to some confusion related to the venue of DC-2010, we have extended the early bird discount for DC-2010 until 17 September 2010. No need to wait for the last possible moment: Register now!

Infocom Corporation has renewed DCMI Platinum Partnership

2010-09-10, We are very pleased to announce that Infocom Corporation of Japan has renewed its Platinum Partnership status for a third year until 30 June 2011. 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.

NISO/DCMI Webinar slides published

2010-08-30, The slides from the Joint NISO/DCMI Webinar "Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data" held on 25 August 2010 are now available at the Metadata Training Resources page.

New Task Groups for revising the User Guide and reviewing the DCMI Abstract Model

2010-08-30, Two new DCMI Task Groups have been formed: the DCMI User Guide Task Group that will work on a revision of the popular but outdated document "Using Dublin Core" and the DCMI Abstract Model Review Task Group that will prepare a review of the DCMI Abstract Model, both for discussion at DC-2010 in October 2010. Discussion will take place on the DC-Glossary and DC-Architecture mailing lists, respectively. Participation by interested members of the Dublin Core community is welcomed and encouraged; please contact Tom Baker for further information.

Further details added to DC-2010 program

2010-08-16, Further details have been added to the program and the description of the sessions at DC-2010, the tenth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 20-22 October 2010. Additional details of the sessions of DCMI Communities and Task Groups will be posted on the DCMI mailing lists and Wikis. Online registration is open; early-bird discount is available until 10 September 2010.

Presentation opportunities for DCMI Partners at DC-2010

2010-08-16, This year, we will be offering presentation opportunities at DC-2010 for DCMI Partners. If your organization is interested to become a DCMI Partner and present your product or service that is built on Dublin Core metadata, please contact DCMI at info@dublincore.org with "Partnership" in the subject line.

DC-2010 Program updated, early-bird discount until 10 September 2010

2010-07-27, The organizing committee of DC-2010, the tenth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 20-22 October 2010, has published an update to the program for the event. More meetings of DCMI Communities and Task Groups have been added and more details are now included for these meetings and the special sessions. Please register online; early-bird discount is available until 10 September 2010.

Joint NISO/DCMI Webinar on 25 August 2010

2010-07-15, Tom Baker and Makx Dekkers will be presenting a Webinar on 25 August 2010 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. US Eastern Time (UTC 17:00-18:30) under the title "Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data". Further details and registration information are available at the NISO Web site.

DC-2010 Preliminary program published, on-line registration open

2010-06-17, The organizing committee of DC-2010, the tenth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 20-22 October 2010, has published the preliminary program for the event. On Wednesday 20 October there will be Tutorials by Jane Greenberg, Jon Phipps, Karen Coyle and Ron Daniel, and Task Group meetings; on Thursday 21 October, a keynote by Stu Weibel and Conference Papers, Project Reports, Community meetings and Special Sessions; on Friday 22 October, a keynote by Mike Bergman and Conference Papers, Community meetings and Special Sessions. We expect to publish the final program in the course of July. On-line registration is now open with early-bird discount available until 10 September 2010.

New Task Group: DCMI Metadata Provenance Task Group established

2010-06-17, A new DCMI Task Group has been established on the issue of Metadata Provenance. The group aims to define an application profile that allows for making assertions about description statements or description sets, creating a shared model of the data elements required to describe an aggregation of metadata statements in order to collectively import, access, use and publish facts about the quality, rights, timeliness, data source type, trust situation, etc. of the described statements. The Task Group is led by Kai Eckert of the University of Mannheim and Michael Panzer of OCLC who have become members of the DCMI Advisory Board.

Stu Weibel and Mike Bergman, keynote speakers at DC-2010

2010-05-21, The organising committee of DC-2010, the tenth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 20-22 October 2010, is pleased to announce that Stu Weibel of OCLC and Mike Bergman of Structured Dynamics LLC have agreed to be keynote speakers at the conference. We expect to announce the preliminary program and the start of online registration around mid-June.

DCMI's Vocabulary Management Tool published as an Open Source project

2010-05-21, Documentation for DCMI Metadata Terms is currently published as a Web document and as an RDF schema to which term URIs, such as http://purl.org/dc/terms/title, are redirected. The Vocabulary Management Tool which is used to generate these documents has now been published as an open source project on the Web-based hosting service Github. DCMI would like to modify the system to generate the user-oriented Web document with an embedded RDF representation using a W3C standard, RDFa. Interested members of the open-source community are invited to adapt the tool for their vocabularies, help improve the code on Github, or discuss related issues on the mailing list of the DCMI Architecture Forum.

DC-2010 Call for Papers now closed

2010-04-15, The deadline for submissions for DC-2010, the tenth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 20-22 October 2010, passed on 9 April. The Program Committee received Full Papers, Project Reports, and Posters from more than a dozen countries, from a variety of organizations including universities and research institutes, national libraries, museums, state archives, financial institutions, and governmental and international agencies. Author notification for the conference is set for 11 May 2010.

DC-2010 Call for Papers: deadline extended until 9 April 2010

2010-03-29, The Organizing Committee for DC-2010 is happy to announce that the deadline for submissions for DC-2010, to be held 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, has been extended to 9 April 2010. We are looking forward to your contributions!

DCMI Status report March 2010 published

2010-03-29, The DCMI Managing Director has published the semestral March 2010 DCMI Status Report.

New Advisory Board member

2010-03-29, We are welcoming Paul Walk, deputy director of UKOLN, University of Bath, as a member of the DCMI Advisory Board.

DCMI co-sponsors Balisage

2010-03-29, DCMI has become a co-sponsor for Balisage, the annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information, to be held in Montréal, Canada, 3-6 August 2010. DCMI participants are eligible for discount registration.

DC-2010 Call for Papers: deadline 2 April 2010

2010-03-15, Please note that the deadline (2 April 2010) for the Call for Papers for DC-2010, to be held 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, is rapidly approaching. We are looking forward to your submissions for full papers, project reports and posters/demonstrations.

New moderators of DCMI Communities

2010-03-15, A number of changes have taken place over the last couple of weeks in the leadership of three DCMI Communities: Andrew Wilson of the Australian National Data Service was appointed co-moderator of the DCMI Preservation Community; Sarah Hartmann of the German National Library replaced Christine Frodl as co-moderator of the DCMI Libraries Community; and Muriel Foulonneau of Centre Henri Tudor in Luxembourg took over from Ann Apps as moderator of the DCMI Collection Description Community. Sarah Hartmann has joined the DCMI Advisory Board.

Usage Board meeting notes published

2010-02-16, The full, edited meeting notes for the Usage Board meeting of 16 October 2009 in Seoul are available. Aside from routine maintenance issues, there was discussion about possibly re-orienting the Board towards the periodic review of basic user-oriented guidelines.

Florence Tutorial slides published

2010-01-18, The slides from the Tutorial "Dublin Core: building blocks for interoperability" held in Florence, Italy on 17 December 2009 and sponsored by the DCMI Local Tutorial Partner Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale are now available at the Metadata Training Resources page.

New Supporter Partnership level now open for applications

2010-01-18, To provide a lower threshold for organizations willing to contribute financially to DCMI, we have added a new level to the DCMI Partnership Program: the Supporter level. Please see the DCMI Partnership Program page for further details.

New DCMI Supporter: Metadata Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2010-01-18, DCMI is pleased to announce that the Metadata Research Center, School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has joined the DCMI Partnership Program as a DCMI Supporter as of 1 January 2010.

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