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This is an important announcement regarding the DCMI 2020 International Conference on Metadata, Ottawa.

Following on from the success of DCMI 2019 in Seoul (see Proceedings), we are pleased to announce the call for proposals in the DCMI 2020 International Conference on Metadata, Ottawa, Canada, 14-17 September 2020. We are grateful to Carleton University for offering to host us this year. This year's conference will mark the 25th anniversary of the original Dublin Coreā„¢ workshop. We will both reflect on two and a half decades of innovations while looking ahead to future developments.

DCMI is pleased to announce the publication by ISO of a new international standard, ISO 15836 Part 2: "DCMI Properties and classes" (ISO 15836-2:2019). In parallel, a revised specification for DCMI Metadata Terms has been published on the DCMI website. The original "Dublin Core Metadata Element Set" of fifteen elements, originally designed in the late 1990s to support the generic interoperability of resource descriptions across languages and disciplines, was first published as an ISO standard in 2003 and remains available today in a recently updated version as ISO 15836 Part 1 (ISO 15836-1:2017).

Last week we delivered a successful conference in Seoul, with the tremendous support of our hosts, the National Library of Korea. Continuing an unbroken sequence of more than twenty years of annual conferences, DCMI 2019 was attended by over a hundred delegates, from twenty different countries, who participated in a range of paper sessions, panels, tutorials, workshops and other activities. DCMI is grateful to the hosts, the sponsors (Pool Party Semantic Suite and Taxonomy Strategies), the organising committee, the speakers and the participants who all contributed to the success of the conference.

Registration is now closed.

The DCMI 2019 Programme Committee is pleased to announce that the programme for DCMI 2019 has been published. As you will see, we have an exciting programme lined up, including three great keynote speakers. Registration will open in the next few days. We are also actively seeking sponsorship of DCMI 2019 - please consider taking one of our sponsorship packages.

The DCMI 2019 Conference has a new track for Work-in-Progress Posters as an additional opportunity to present, share and exchange information about innovation, implementation and best practices related to metadata. These posters are not peer-reviewed in order to maximize the possibility for the presenters to engage with attendees and receive feedback from leading researchers, consultants, and practitioners of the metadata community. See details, including deadline and how to submit We look forward to seeing your "work-in-progress" posters!

The deadline for submissions to the programme of the The Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative (DCMI) annual international conference in 2019 has been extended to 2019-05-17. The DCMI conference this year will be hosted by the National Library of Korea in Seoul (23rd - 26th September, 2019) and promises to be a fantastic event! There is still time to submit your proposals! This year we will also be running a Doctoral Forum and a Hack Day - see those respective web pages to find out how to contribute.

We are delighted to welcome our newest DCMI institutional member, Library and Archives Canada (LAC). LAC is DCMI's first Canadian institutional member, so we are particularly excited to be adding Canada to those countries represented in DCMI. LAC describes its mission: As the custodian of our distant past and recent history, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is a key resource for all Canadians who wish to gain a better understanding of who they are, individually and collectively.

The DC-2019 Hack Day will focus on new approaches to Application Profiles. After three days of paper sessions, panels, workshops, and tutorials, the Hack Day on September 26 will provide an informal space for playing with new technologies, brainstorming new ideas, forming new collaborations, or simply sharing work around your laptop. Everyone is welcome to attend, from researchers and professionals with user requirements, to modellers and programmers willing to implement the ideas in code, as well as interested observers.