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DCMI News 2012

W3C Working Draft: "Dublin Core to PROV Mapping" available

2012-12-18, A Working Draft of "Dublin Core to PROV Mapping" has been made available by W3C at http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-prov-dc-20121211/. The document provides a mapping between the PROV-O OWL2 ontology and the Dublin Core Terms Vocabulary. The Dublin Core Metadata Terms mapping document is part of the PROV family of documents defining various aspects that are necessary to achieve the vision of inter-operable interchange of provenance information in heterogeneous environments such as the Web.

Ana Alice Baptista and Eva M. Méndez join DC-2013 Conference Committee

2012-12-18, Ana Alice Baptista, Universidade do Minho of Braga, Portugal and Eva M. Méndez, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain have been named to the DC-2013 Conference Committee. Baptista will serve as Chair of the Tutorial Committee and Méndez will serve as a co-Chair of the Doctoral Symposium with a yet-to-be appointed co-Chair for the collocated meeting of IPRES. DC-2013 will be hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico and take place 2-6 September 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. Additional information is available on the conference website at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013.

DC-2013 Call for Papers published

2012-11-28, The Call for Papers for DC-2013, to be hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal, 2-6 September 2013, has been published at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013/cfp. The call solicits submissions for Full Papers Project Reports, Posters, Special Sessions and DCMI Community Workshop Sessions. Deadline for submissions is 29 March 2013.

DC-2013 conference theme announced: "Linking to the Future"

2012-11-28, DC-2013 in Lisbon will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value. On the web, data -- and especially descriptive vocabularies -- can change or vanish from one moment to the next. Nonetheless, the web increasingly forms the ecosystem for our vocabularies and our data. DC-2013 will bring together in Lisbon the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing a sustainable metadata ecosystem. DC-2013 will be collocated and run simultaneous with iPRES 2013 providing a rich environment for synergistic exploration of issues common to both communities. Information about the conference can be found at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc2013

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Translating the library catalog from MARC into Linked Data: An update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative

2012-11-28, A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Eric Miller will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (18:00 UTC) on 23 January 2013. Registration for this webinar closes 23 January 2013 at 12:00PM Eastern (17:00 UTC). In May 2012, the Library of Congress announced a new modeling initiative focused on reflecting the MARC 21 library standard as a Linked Data model for the Web, with an initial model to be proposed by the consulting company Zepheira. The goal of the initiative is to translate the MARC 21 format to a Linked Data model while retaining the richness and benefits of existing data in the historical format. In this webinar, Eric Miller of Zepheira will report on progress towards this important goal, starting with an analysis of the translation problem and concluding with potential migration scenarios for a broad-based transition from MARC to a new bibliographic framework. Additional information can be found at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/bibframework/.

DCMI revises membership programs

2012-11-09, DCMI has substantial revised its membership programs with the goal of broadening participation for public- and private-sector institutions, and, for the first time, membership participation by individuals. Implementation of the revised programs will take place in two phases with the first starting immediately with the Institutional Partner program for public-sector institutions wishing to participate in DCMI governance. The Supporting Partner program provides private-sector companies with the means to financially support the work of DCMI. Beginning in the 1st quarter of 2013, the second phase will include a Supporting Member program that includes discounted registration fees for the DCMI conferences and webinars. Information about all of the programs can be found at http://dublincore.org/about/membershipPrograms/.

NISO and DCMI announce Joint Webinar Series for 2013

2012-11-09, NISO and DCMI announce the schedule of their joint series of six webinars for 2013 at http://dublincore.org and http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/. Details including presenters and abstracts to follow. Webinar titles include: Translating the Library Catalog from MARC into Linked Data: An Update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative, Deployment of RDA (Resource Description and Access) Cataloging and its Expression as Linked Data, Semantic Mashups Across Large, Heterogeneous Institutions: Experiences from the VIVO Service, Implementing Linked Data in Developing Countries and Low-Resource Conditions, Metadata for Public Sector Administration, and Cooperative Authority Control.

DCMI launches donations program

2012-10-08, DCMI has created a Donations Program to support specific DCMI activities. Descriptions of donation categories are available at http://dublincore.org/support/. In addition to donations targeting support for DCMI International Conference fellowships to defray travel and accommodations costs for select fellows, the Program includes support for current DCMI Work Themes: "Platform-independent Application Profiles", 'Mapping Diverse Vocabularies" and "Sustainable Vocabularies". Work theme donations will be used primarily to support stipends to community members who take on editorial responsibilities for specific work themes. In addition, work theme donations provide community members with the means to "vote" regarding which theme or themes are most important to them.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Embedding Linked Data invisibly into Web pages: Strategies and workflows for publishing with RDFa

2012-09-17, A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Brian Sletten and Stéphane Corlosquet will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 24 October 2012. Registration for this webinar closes 24 October 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). This webinar will describe how RDFa and Drupal 7 can improve how organizations publish information and data on the Web for both internal and external consumption. It will discuss what is required to use these features and how they impact publication workflow. The talk will focus on high-level and accessible demonstrations of what is possible. Technical people should learn how to proceed while non-technical people will learn what is possible. A full description of the webinar can be found at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/dcmi/publishing_with_RDFa/.

Planning begins for DC-2013 in Lisbon

2012-09-17, Planning for DC-2013 in Lisbon, Portugal on 2-6 September 2013 has started. The conference will be collocated with iPRES 2013 and will be hosted by IST - Instituto Superior Técnico (Engineering School of the Lisbon Technical University). Muriel Foulonneau (Henri Tudor Research Centre) and Kai Eckert (Mannheim University Library) have agreed to serve as Program Committee co-chairs.

Eric Childress appointed as member of the DCMI Oversight Committee

2012-08-20, It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Eric Childress to the DCMI Oversight Committee for a three year term as an Independent Member. The Oversight Committee is DCMI's governing body on policy and strategy. Eric is a Consulting Project Manager with OCLC Research and has been active in the Dublin Core beginning with the DC-3: CNI/OCLC Workshop on Metadata for Networked Images (1996). Eric currently serves as an active member of the DCMI Advisory Board and as a member of the @dublincore Twitter editorial team.

Final Program published for DC-2012

2012-07-18, The organizing committee of DC-2012 has published the final program of the event. DC-2012 is part of Knowledge Technology Week 2012. On Monday and Tuesday, 3-4 September there will be two full-day Tutorials on Semantic Metadata. The program for the conference on Wednesday through Friday, 5-7 September includes plenary keynotes and paper sessions, posters, workshop and special sessions. You can show your interest at LinkIn and at Lanyrd. Twitter stream at @dcmi12, hashtag #dcmi12. Registration is now open.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data

2012-07-18, A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Jane Greenberg will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 22 August 2012. Registration for this webinar closes 22 August 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). The webinar will provide an historical perspective and an overview of current metadata practices for managing scientific data, with examples drawn from operational repositories and community-driven data science initiatives. It will discuss challenges and potential solutions for metadata generation, identifiers, name authority control, Linked Data, and data citation. A full description of the webinar can be found at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/dcmi/scientific_data/.

JES and Co. Joins as DC-2012 Sponsors

2012-07-06, JES and Co. has joined DCMI and MIMOS Berhad in bringing you DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. JES and Co. is a U.S. nonprofit and a leader in the deployment of Linked Data principles in the service of education in the U.S. and in linking educational resources globally.

Preliminary Program for DC-2012 Published

2012-06-14, The organizing committee of DC-2012 has published the preliminary program of the event. On Monday and Tuesday, 3-4 September there will be two full-day Tutorials on Semantic Metadata. The program for the conference on Wednesday through Friday, 5-7 September includes plenary keynotes and paper sessions, posters, workshop and special sessions. You can show your interest at LinkIn and at Lanyrd. Twitter stream at @dcmi12, hashtag #dcmi12. Registration is now open.

DC-2012 Special Session: Linked Data Vocabularies and Drupal

2012-06-14, A number of the organizations represented at the DC-2012 use a Drupal platform (e.g., FAO and VIVO) or are planning such a migration (ZBW Labs and DCMI). This special session titled Linked Data Vocabularies and Drupal will explore the relationship between Drupal and Linked Open Data (LOD) vocabularies - specifically, how Drupal systems can ingest and use LOD vocabularies and publish data using LOD vocabularies. How does, or how might, Drupal interact with the Agrovoc Vocbench, AgInfra tools, metadata registries, or Schema.org? More information available at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/specialSessions-2012.

Agro-Know Technologies and agINFRA Project Join as DC-2012 Sponsors

2012-06-14, Agro-Know Technologies and the agINFRA Project have joined DCMI and MIMOS Berhad in bringing you DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The conference will offer the metadata community the opportunity to come together to discuss metadata innovation in design, deployment and best practices.

DCMI Metadata Terms published with RDFa markup

2012-06-14, A maintenance release of DCMI Metadata Terms, published today, now includes HTML markup describing all of its properties, classes, datatypes, and vocabulary encoding schemes in machine-readable RDF in accordance with the new W3C RDFa Lite 1.1 specification. RDFa Lite 1.1, published as a W3C Recommendation on 7 June 2012, is the simplest variant of RDFa, a syntax for embedding structured data in Web pages. A Web page with RDFa provides -- in the same source document -- both the human-readable text rendered on-screen by browsers and the detailed machine-readable representation needed by Semantic Web applications. The publication software used by DCMI for the past decade was modified and extended to support RDFa by Hugh Barnes, Gregg Kellogg, and Mitsuharu Nagamori with help from Manu Sporny, Tom Baker, Dan Brickley, and Jon Phipps. All of the software and data used to generate this documentation is available from an open-source repository on GitHub.

DCMI Metadata Terms available in multiple formats via content negotiation

2012-06-14, Following the W3C guidelines "Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies", documentation of DCMI's metadata terms may now be requested by Web browsers and software applications in several formats. For example, an RDF description of the DCMI property "Title" may be requested as a file in RDF/XML or Turtle syntax, via HTTP content negotiation, or as an HTML page with an RDF representation embedded in its markup using RDFa. Since March 2000, users navigating to the URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title in a Web browser have been shown a difficult-to-read RDF/XML schema. Browsers will now display a human-readable HTML document, and most browsers will take users to the spot in the page where the property "Title" is defined. DCMI's implementation of content negotiation was undertaken by Jon Phipps with assistance from Tom Baker and Jinho Park. Interested software implementers are invited to inspect, comment on, contribute to, or raise issues about the approach taken, which is fully documented in an open-source repository on GitHub.

DC-2012 online registration now open

2012-05-25, Online registration for DC-2012 is now open at http://ktw.mimos.my/registration2012/. DC-2012 is part of the Knowledge Technology Week 2012 activities.

DC-2012 pre-conference semantic metadata tutorials

2012-05-25, The two DC-2012 full-day pre-conference tutorials will each provide information professionals with beginning knowledge and skills necessary to design and development of semantic metadata including design of ontologies and controlled vocabularies useful in linked data on the open Web. The tutorials will also focus on design of metadata application profiles to meet an organization or company's needs to publish to the open Web using OWL and topic maps ontologies. Presenters Karen Coyle and Sam Oh have extensive experience teaching and working with professionals practicing in all forms of memory institutions (libraries, museums and archives) as well as the private sector. The tutorials are designed to address the needs of professionals with either minimal technical skills or those with extensive skills in non-semantic metadata wanting to develop knowledge and skills in the context of linked data and the Semantic Web.

Maintenance revision of DCMI Metadata Terms

2012-05-07, The DCMI Usage Board has approved a revision of the usage note for the element Subject. This maintenance release has been undertaken in preparation for the routine five-year review of ANSI/NISO Z39.85-2007 ("The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set").

Presentations Available for "Five Years On" Seminar at the British Library

2012-05-07, Presentations from the successful DCMI-UK regional meeting "Five Years On" at the British Library on 26-27 April 2012 are available at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/BibData/fyo. Additional resources from the Seminar and the collocated meetings of the DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group and the Vocabulary Management Community will be added to the website over the next several weeks.

Speakers chosen for DCMI-UK London meeting on libraries and the Semantic Web

2012-04-02, The organizers of the DCMI-UK regional meeting at the British Library on 26-27 April 2012 are pleased to announce the preliminary list of speakers for the meeting including Barbara Tillett (Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA (JSC)), Robina Claphan (Europeana), Mirna Willer (IFLA ISBD Review Group), Pat Riva (IFLA FRBR Review Group), Thomas Baker (DCMI), Gordon Dunsire (IFLA Namespaces Technical Group and DCMI), Diane Hillmann (DCMI and Metadata Management Associates) and Owen Stephens (JISC). The regional meeting is co-endorsed by DCMI and DCMI-Member JISC. Registration for the meeting is now open at the meeting website.

DC-2012 Call for Participation closed

2012-04-02, The Call for Papers and other contributions for DC-2012, to be hosted by MIMOS, 3-7 September in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, is now closed. Authors of submitted papers, project reports, posters, special sessions and DCMI Community workshop sessions will receive notification in late May. The preliminary program will be published in the first half of June.

New DCMI Task Group: Cultural Heritage Metadata Task Group established

2012-04-02, DCMI is pleased to announce the creation of a Cultural Heritage Metadata Task Group to identify the challenges of metadata for cultural heritage and to provide a simple cross-community metadata model for Cultural Heritage Objects and give a recommendation for the development of DCMI Application Profiles. The Task Group is led by Advisory Board members Stefanie RŸhle (SUB Gšttingen) and Emad Khazraee (Drexel University).

DC-2012 Call for Papers: Deadline extended until 30 March 2012

2012-03-14, The Organizing Committee for DC-2012 is happy to announce that the deadline for submissions for DC-2012, to be held 3-7 September 2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, has been extended to 30 March 2012. We are looking forward to your contributions!

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Schema.org and Linked Data: Complementary Approaches to Publishing Data

2012-03-14, A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Dan Brickley will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 25 April 2012. Registration for this webinar closes 25 April 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). Dan Brickley will explore how the publication methods of Schema.org relate to the methods used to publish Linked Data. Must data providers commit to one or the other, or can the two approaches exist side-by-side, even reinforcing each other? A full description of the webinar can be found at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/dcmi/linked_data/.

RCKC, University of Tsukuba joins DCMI as Gold Partner

2012-02-08, DCMI is very pleased to announce that the Research Center for Knowledge Communities (RCKC), University of Tsukuba has joined DCMI as a Gold Partner with membership through 31 January 2013. Please see the 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 metadata audience.

Ibero-American DCMI Community on Facebook

2012-02-08, The Ibero-American DCMI community has created Cafeteria DCMI on Facebook for sharing and metadata discussions in Spanish and Portuguese. Espaço de partilha e discussão da comunidade Ibero-Americana de metadados / Espacio de intercambio y discusión de la comunidad Iberoamericana de metadatos. Join the conversation!

DCMI-UK Regional Meeting: Mark your calendars for 26-27 April 2012

2012-01-30, The DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group will be holding its inaugural Meeting in London on 26 April 2012 in conjunction with the DCMI Vocabulary Management Community. The meetings will be followed on 27 April by a seminar examining the impact of the London Meeting of 2007, which brought DCMI and the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) together to build the RDA Vocabularies. The DCMI meetings on the 26th will be free and open to all. The full announcement of the meetings is available and the agenda for the meeting of this community will be developed on the wiki and the Task Group discussion list over the coming months.

UW Information School joins DCMI as Gold Partner

2012-01-30, DCMI is very pleased to announce that the Information School of the University of Washington has joined DCMI as a Gold Partner with membership through 31 December 2012. Please see the 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 metadata audience.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Taking Library Data from Here to There

2012-01-02, A NISO/DCMI Webinar, http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/dcmi/library_data/ will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 22 February 2012. Library cataloging practice continues to have elements of the era of printed catalogs and alphabetized cards, and needs to modernize to take advantage of new information technologies. Karen Coyle will present her "five stars of library data," an analysis of the changes needed and some steps that libraries can begin to take immediately. She will also discuss the "open world" view of the linked data movement and how this view can increase the visibility of libraries in the global information space. Registration closes on 22 February 2012 at 12:00 Eastern Time.

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