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DCMI News 2011

Meeting minutes available: DCMI Task Group on Schema.org-to-Dublin Core property mappings

2011-12-20, The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Schema.org Alignment Task Group held its first teleconference on 12 December to discuss a proposed mapping of DCMI metadata terms to terms in the Schema.org vocabulary. The teleconference report is available and highlights different potential uses for published mappings: as a social signal that different standards can work together, as a source of documentation for people who work with data, as a source of patterns for search-engine engineers, and as input into the further development of vocabularies and related applications.

DC-2012 to be part of Knowledge Technology Week 2012

2011-12-05, DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia will be part of the collocated activities of Knowledge Technology Week 2012. DC-2012 delegates will be able to engage with the delegates of the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI) and the International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA-2012) and enjoy the opportunity to participate in sessions and social events across the range of collocated activities.

DC-2012 Call for Papers published

2011-11-28, The Call for Papers for DC-2012 in Malaysia, to be hosted by MIMOS Berhad in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 3-7 September 2012, has been published. The call solicits submissions for Full Papers, Project Reports, Posters, Special Sessions and DCMI Community Workshop Sessions. Deadline for submissions is 23 March 2012.

New DCMI Oversight Committee Members: Winston Ong and Ulla Ikaheimo

2011-11-28, At the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's 20 September 2011 meeting at The Hague, Winston Ong and Ulla Ikäheimo joined the Oversight Committee representing the National Library Board Singapore and the National Library of Finland.

W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group Final Report published

2011-10-31, The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group has published its final report at http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/XGR-lld-20111025/, examining how Semantic Web standards and Linked Data principles can be used to make the information assets of libraries more widely visible and re-usable on the Web. The report is supplemented by descriptions of use cases and by an inventory of datasets, value vocabularies, and metadata element sets currently available as Linked Data.

New Architecture Forum task group on alignment with Schema.org

2011-10-12, The DCMI Architecture Forum has formed the DCMI Schema.org Alignment Task Group to define and publish mappings (alignments) between Schema.org vocabularies and DCMI Metadata Terms. The Task Group is open to participation by any interested member of the public. A Task Group wiki has been set up at http://wiki.dublincore.org/index.php/Schema.org_Alignment. Discussion in the Task Group will take place on the dc-architecture mailing list at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/dc-architecture.html.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: The RDA Vocabularies: Implementation, Extension, and Mapping

2011-10-07, A NISO/DCMI Webinar, http://www.niso.org/news/events/2011/dcmi/rda will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 16 November 2011. Diane Hillmann will provide an up-to-the-minute update on the development of an element vocabulary, application profile, and value vocabularies based on the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard. Registration closes on November 16, 2011 at 12:00 Eastern Time.

DC-2011 Sets DCMI Attendance Record

2011-10-07, DC-2011 at The Hague set a new attendance record for the DCMI International Conference series with delegates from 36 countries representing every continent but Antarctica. Surely there are metadata needs in Antarctica--next year delegates from Delphia and Semei when we meet for DC-2012 in Malaysia!

DC-2012 Set for Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

2011-10-07, DC-2012 has been scheduled to take place in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 3-7 September 2012 as part of Knowledge Technology Week. It will be collocated with the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems as well as with a number of other symposia and workshops.

DC-2011 Interviews Published: Bermès, Dekkers, Sutton, Baker & Hillmann

2011-09-07, In the build-up to DC-2011, opening 21 September 2011 at The Hague, the National Library of the Netherlands has published interviews with keynote speaker Emmanuella Bermès, out-going DCMI CEO Makx Dekkers, new CEO Stuart Sutton and a joint interview with DCMI Chief Information Officer (Communications, Research and Development) Tom Baker and Diane Hillmann, DCMI Vocabulary Maintenance Officer. The interviews discuss personal motivations for the interviewees' engagement with DCMI, DCMI goals going forward and reasons for attending DC-2011.

OCLC, Elsevier, UW iSchool and DANS Join as DC-2011 Sponsors

2011-08-22, OCLC, Elsevier, DANS and the Information School at the University of Washington in Seattle have joined DCMI and the National Library of the Netherlands in bringing you DC-2011 at The Hague. The conference will offer the metadata community the opportunity to come together to discuss metadata innovation in design, deployment and best practices.

Bas Savenije to Open DC-2011

2011-08-22, Drs. J.S.M. (Bas) Savenije will open the DC-2011 conference at The Hague. Drs. Savenije has served as General Director of the National Library of The Netherlands since 1 June 2009. In addition to his Directorship, Drs. Savenije is widely involved in the cultural heritage sector and fulfills different roles on the boards of several national and European organizations.

Early registration for DC-2011 ends 21 August

2011-08-08, The end of early registration for DC-2011 at The Hague is rapidly approaching. Don't miss the conference or the opportunity to save on the registration fee during the Early Registration period (end 21 August). Visit the registration page on the Conference Website to register.

DC-2011 final program announced

2011-08-08, The Final DC-2011 Program has been announced. DC-2011 at the National Library of the Netherlands at The Hague promises to be an exciting forum for the exchange of innovative work in metadata research and best practices including tutorials, keynote speeches by Mikael Nilsson and Emmanuelle Bermès, a program of peer reviewed papers, project reports and posters, and DCMI Workshop and special sessions.

NISO/DCMI Webinar, "International Bibliographic Standards, Linked Data, and the Impact on Library Cataloging"

2011-07-22, A NISO/DCMI Webinar, International Bibliographic Standards, Linked Data, and the Impact on Library Cataloging will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 24 August 2011. Gordon Dunsire will provide practical examples of deriving high-quality linked data from the vast numbers of records created by libraries, and demonstrates how a shift of focus from records to linked-data triples can provide more efficient and effective user-centered resource discovery services. Registration for the event will close on 24 August 2011 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.

DCMI appoints new Executive Officers

2011-07-11, Following an open recruitment call in March 2011, DCMI has completed the process of appointing new Executive Officers. The new Executive Officers are: Stuart Sutton as Chief Executive Officer; Raju Buddharaju as Financial and Administrative Officer; Tom Baker as Information/Communications Officer and Research and Development Officer; and Diane Hillmann as Vocabulary Maintenance Officer. For futher information see the press release.

Register now for DC-2011

2011-07-11, The online registration for DC-2011 opened on 5 July 2011. The conference itself will take place on 22 and 23 September, while on Wednesday 21 September, you have a choice between Tutorials about Dublin Core and metadata best practices, Linked Data and SKOS; and a Workshop on Vocabulary Maintenance and Alignment. Registrations are already coming in at a fast pace. Don't wait, register now!

Online registration for DC-2011 opens on 5 July 2011

2011-07-04, The online registration for DC-2011 is about to open. Early-bird discount is available until 21 August 2011. Please note that capacity is limited to 187 participants. We will accept registration on a first-come, first-serve basis, so we recommend that you register as early as possible!

Infocom Corporation renews DCMI Platinum Partnership

2011-07-04, DCMI is very pleased to announce that Infocom Corporation of Japan has renewed its Platinum Partnership status until 30 June 2012. 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.

Preliminary Program for DC-2011 published

2011-06-27, The organizing committee of DC-2011 has published the preliminary program of the event. On Wednesday 21 September there will be a full day of Tutorials alongside a special session on Vocabulary Management and Alignment. The program for the conference on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September includes plenary keynotes and paper sessions, posters, workshop and special sessions, while there will also be an opportunity for people to meet in an "unconference" setting. You can show your interest at LinkedIn and at Lanyrd. Twitter stream at @dcmi11, hashtag #dcmi11. Registration will open on 2 July 2011.

Corey Harper taking over from Mikael Nilsson as co-chair of DCMI Architecture Forum

2011-06-27, Earlier this month, Mikael Nilsson has stepped down as co-chair of the DCMI Architecture Forum. We are fortunate to have found an excellent replacement for Mikael in the person of Corey Harper of New York University Libraries. Corey is a long-time participant and contributor to the work of DCMI, and since last year he is one of the co-moderators of the DCMI Registry Community. At this time, we like to thank Mikael for his contributions over the years, and wish him all the best in his new endeavours.

DC-2011 Call for Conference Sponsors is now open

2011-06-06, The National Library of the Netherlands and the DC-2011 Conference Committee are pleased to offer a limited number of sponsors the opportunity to present themselves directly to the conference participants at DC-2011, to be hosted by the National Library of the Netherlands, 21-23 September in The Hague, the Netherlands, and to a global audience beyond the conference venue. A detailed description of the options is available at the sponsorship page on the conference Web site. For arrangements to be a sponsor, please contact the National Library of the Netherlands at dcmi11-sponsor (at) dublincore (dot) net.

User Documentation Task Group revising the DCMI Glossary, User Guide, and FAQ

2011-06-06, A newly consolidated User Documentation Task Group is revising DCMI's Glossary, Frequently Asked Questions, and User Guide. Editorial work is being undertaken in DCMI's new MediaWiki. Comments by interested readers are most welcome at the task group's mailing list.

DC-2011 Call for Papers closed

2011-05-02, The Call for Papers and other contributions for DC-2011, to be hosted by the National Library of the Netherlands, 21-23 September in The Hague, the Netherlands, is now closed. Authors of submitted papers, project reports, posters, special sessions and DCMI Community workshop sessions will receive notification in early June. The preliminary program will be published in the second half of June, at which time online registration will open.

DCMI and the FOAF Project announce a cooperation agreement

2011-05-02, DCMI and the FOAF Project have announced a cooperation agreement outlining measures aimed at reinforcing the long-term viability of the FOAF Vocabulary. DCMI will maintain an up-to-date snapshot of the FOAF Vocabulary, temporarily host the vocabulary if needed, and assume maintenance responsibility if the FOAF Project should cease its normal activity. The two organizations see this cooperative agreement as an opportunity for better integrating their vocabularies with semantic alignments and for promoting the documentation of best-practice usage patterns in which the two vocabularies are used in combination. The agreement includes an affirmation of best-practice principles embodied in a DCMI Generic Namespace Policy for RDF Vocabularies.

National Library Board Singapore renews DCMI Membership

2011-05-02, DCMI is pleased to announce that the National Library Board Singapore has renewed its DCMI Membership for a third three-year term until 2014.

Deadline call for papers DC-2011 extended to 30 April 2011

2011-04-04, The program committee of DC-2011, to be held 21-23 September 2011 in The Hague, has decided to extend the deadline for submission of papers, posters and workshops to 30 April 2011.

Discount for DCMI participants at Balisage

2011-04-04, Like last year, DCMI is 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, 1-5 August 2011. DCMI participants are eligible for discount registration.

Emmanuelle Bermès and Mikael Nilsson to give keynotes at DC-2011

2011-03-21, The organizing committee of DC-2011, to be held 21-23 September 2011 in The Hague, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the conference: Emmanuelle Bermès who is well known for her work on the application of new technologies in the domain of libraries and cultural heritage, and Mikael Nilsson who is a leading expert in issues related to interoperability across metadata standards.

DCMI Executive Recruitment call re-issued

2011-03-21, To allow for additional applications, a renewed Executive Recruitment Call has been issued. The new deadline for applications is 3 April 2011.

Status report March 2011 published

2011-03-21, As every six months, a new DCMI Status Report has been published. The report gives the highlights of the activities in DCMI in the last six months, including new documentation, updates of DCMI Communities and Task Groups, organizational issues, events and statistics.

Slides of joint NISO/DCMI Webinar published

2011-03-21, The slides of the NISO/DCMI Webinar, "Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together", held on 16 March 2011 are now available for download at the Metadata Training Resources page.

Possible disruption Dublin Core Metadata Registry due to Japan earthquake

2011-03-21, In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, there may be disruptions in the access to the Dublin Core Metadata Registry, hosted by the Research Center for Knowledge Communities at the University of Tsukuba. We would like to express our sympathy with the victims of the earthquake and tsunami and wish our colleagues and everyone else in Japan all the strength they need in these difficult times.

National Library of Finland renews DCMI Membership

2011-03-21, DCMI is pleased to announce that the National Library of Finland, the organization that was the first affiliate of DCMI in 2003, has decided to extend its membership for another three years until 2014.

DCMI Documents now licensed under Creative Commons Attribution licence

2011-03-07, As of today, all documents published on the DCMI Web site are available for use and re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence, unless indicated otherwise. Further instructions on how to make the attribution can be found in the DCMI Document Notice.

DCMI and FOAF Project to collaborate on vocabulary alignment and preservation

2011-02-21, DCMI and the FOAF Project have agreed in principle to tighten the alignment between DCMI Metadata Terms and the FOAF (Friend of a Friend) Vocabulary — two specifications often used together in applications, especially in the Linked Data space. The agreement will include a commitment to share preservation and long-term maintenance responsibilities for FOAF's xmlns.com domain name.

NISO/DCMI Webinar "Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together"

2011-02-21, A NISO/DCMI Webinar, "Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together", will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 16 March 2011. Mikael Nilsson will provide a bird's-eye perspective on the respective roles of metadata syntaxes, formats, semantics, abstract models, vocabularies, and application profiles in productively managing metadata diversity. Registration for the event will close at 12:00 pm Eastern on 16 March.

DCMI is soliciting applications for Executive Officers

2011-02-07, As part of a recruitment exercise following the independent incorporation as a not-for-profit Company limited by Guarantee in Singapore in December 2008, DCMI is soliciting applications for a number of positions in the Executive Office. The Executive Recruitment Call is open until 6 March 2011.

DC-2011 Call for Papers published

2011-01-17, The Call for Papers for DC-2011, to be hosted by the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, 21-23 September 2011, has been published. The call solicits submissions for Full Papers; Project Reports; Posters; and Special Sessions and DCMI Community Workshop Sessions. Deadline for submissions is 16 April 2011.

MIMOS Berhad Malaysia joins DCMI Membership Program

2011-01-17, The DCMI Executive and Oversight Committee are pleased to announce that on 1 January 2011, MIMOS Berhad of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia joined the DCMI Membership Program. MIMOS Berhad (Malaysian Institute Of Microelectronic Systems) is a strategic agency under purview of the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).

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