News and Announcements
Sutton stepping down as DCMI Managing Director
Stuart Sutton has announced his intention to step down as DCMI Managing Director effective 30 June 2017. Over the coming months, the DCMI Executive Committee and the Governing Board will be engaged in succession planning and the process of replacing the Managing Director. For additional information concerning the succession and appointment process, contact DCMI Chair-Elect Paul Walk at p[dot]walk[at]ed[dot]ac[dot]uk. Future announcements concerning the succession process will be posted here from time to time.
Synaptica becomes DC-2016 Gold Sponsor
DCMI is pleased to announce that Synaptica is supporting DC-2016 in Copenhagen as a Gold Sponsor. Since 1995, Synaptica has been developing innovative software tools for organizing, indexing and classifying information, and for discovering knowledge. All of Synaptica's award-winning software products are built on a foundation of open standards and a commitment to client-led solutions and uncompromising customer service. Synaptica's Linked Canvas will be featured in a demonstration during the Conference Opening Reception.
RFID System Technology Co. Ltd. becomes DC-2016 Gold Sponsor
DCMI is pleased to announce that Shanghai RFID System Technology Co., Ltd., has become a Gold Sponsor of DC-2016 in Copenhagen. Founded on October 10, 2004, Shanghai RFID System Technology Co., Ltd. is a leading automatic management solution provider for libraries in China. The library of Chenyi College, Jimei University was the first library installed with RFID automatic system in China. In the past 12 years, the company has provided services for more than 400 libraries in China such as National Library of China, Shanghai Library, and Hangzhou Library.
Tongfang Co., Ltd. becomes DC-2016 Reception Sponsor
DCMI is pleased to announce that Tongfang Co., Ltd. has become the DC-2016 Reception Sponsor. Tongfang is a high-tech company established in 1997. Over the years, Tongfang has taken 'developing into a world-class high-tech enterprise' as its goal, and 'serving the society with science and technology' as its mission. The company, by making use of strengths of Tsinghua University in research and human resources, has been implementing such strategies as 'technology + capital', 'cooperation and development' and 'branding + internationalization'.
DC-2016 final program published
DCMI is pleased to announce publication of the final program for DC-2016. The program consists of an array of presentations, lightning talks, papers, project reports, posters, special sessions, and workshops. To review the program, visit the Program Page at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/program where titles link to abstracts. Registration is open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg16 with early rates available through 2 September 2016. Significant registration savings are available for DCMI members or ASIST members wishing to attend the collocated DC-2016 and ASIST conferences.
Mike Lauruhn appointed to DCMI Governing Board
DCMI is pleased to announce that Mike Lauruhn has accepted an appointment to the DCMI Governing Board as an Independent Member. Mike is Technology Research Director at Elsevier Labs and has been a longstanding participant in DCMI, serving as a member of the Education and Outreach Committee's "Linked Data for Professional Education (LD4PE) initiative" and as co-Program Chair for the DCMI annual conference in 2010. Before joining Elsevier Labs in 2010, he was a consultant with Taxonomy Strategies LLC working with numerous private companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to help define and implement taxonomies and metadata schemas.
OCLC and Internet Archive announce a revitalized PURL service
Today, OCLC and Internet Archive announced that the two "organizations have worked together to build a new sustainable PURL service hosted by Internet Archive that will manage existing and future persistent URLs and sub-domain redirections for purl.org, purl.com and purl.net." (OCLC press release) All previous PURLs have been transferred to the Internet Archive and ongoing maintenance by their owners will continue within a significantly improved context. The new interface is located at http://www.
DC-2016 Preliminary Program Announced
DCMI is pleased to announce the publication of the Preliminary Program for DC-2016 at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/program. The program includes 28 Full Papers, Project Reports, and Presentations on Metadata as well as 14 Posters. Six Special Sessions on significant metadata topics as well as 6 half- and full-day Workshops round out the program. The keynote will be delivered by Bradley P. Allen, Chief Architect at Elsevier, the world's leading scientific publisher. The Final Program including the authors and abstracts of Papers, Project Reports, Posters, and Presentations on Metadata will be available on 15 August.
Dublin Core at 21
Announcing an IFLA Satellite event: Friday, August 19 at 11:30 AM at OCLC in Dublin, OH. The Dublin Core originated in 1995 at a meeting at OCLC (in the very room where this IFLA Satellite event will take place). This special event will bring an historical view of DCMI's history through people who were there when the Web was young and Dublin Core was new and evolving rapidly. Presenters will include metadata experts with long ties to Dublin Core including several who were at the original invitational meeting in 1995.
FINAL call for DC-2016 Presentations and Best Practice Posters/Demos
The submission deadline of 15 July is rapidly approaching for the Presentations and Best Practice Posters and Demos tracks at DC-2016. Both presentations and posters/demos provide the opportunity to practitioners and researchers specializing in metadata design, implementation, and use to present their work at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Copenhagen. No paper is required for presentations or posters/demos. Accepted submissions in the Presentations track will have approximately 20-25 minutes to present and 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.