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News and Announcements

Deadline of 15 July for DC-2016 Presentations and Best Practice Poster tracks

The deadline of 15 July is approaching for abstract submissions for the Presentations on Metadata track and the Best Practice Poster track for DC-2016 in Copenhagen. Both tracks provide metadata practitioners and researchers the opportunity to present their work in Copenhagen. Neither of the tracks require a paper submission. Submit your proposal abstract for either track at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp. Selections for presentation in Copenhagen will be made by the DC-2016 Organizing Team.

Call for Participation and Demos: NKOS Dublin Core workshop

The 16th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop will take place at the DC-2016 conference in Copenhagen. Proposals are invited for the following: (a) Presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time, potentially longer if warranted) on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below). An option for a short 5 minute project report presentation is also possible; and (b) Demos on work related to the themes of the workshop.

DCMI opens Presentation Track for DC-2016

The Conference Committee for DC-2016 is pleased to announce that it has opened a Presentation Track for DC-2016 in Copenhagen to provide developers, practitioners, and researchers with the opportunity to present on interesting metadata topics in the areas of metadata services, development and deployment projects, metadata explorations underway, and other innovative developments in the metadata ecosystem. Selections will be made by the Professional Program Committee. The presentations will become part of the permanent record of the DC-2016 conference and will be openly available.

Dublin Core at 21 (A celebration in Dublin, Ohio)

IFLA Satellite Event. Dublin Core at 21 celebrates DC's amazing 21 year history and anticipates its future. The Dublin Core originated in 1995 at a meeting at OCLC (in the very room where this IFLA Satellite event will also take place). This special event will bring a historical view of key people who were there when the Web was young, and Dublin Core was new, and evolving rapidly. But the Web does not stand still.

DC-2016 Paper Submission Deadline Extended

Upon request, DCMI is extending the submission deadline for papers, project reports, and posters for the DC-2016 Technical Program from 13 May to 27 May 2016. The Call for Participation can be found on the conference website at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp.

DCMI Webinar: Modeling and Publishing of Controlled Vocabularies for the UNESKOS Project [Presented in Spanish]

DCMI/ASIS Webinar: This webinar with Juan Antonio Pastor Sánchez, University of Murcia, presents the modeling and publishing process of the vocabularies for the UNESKOS project by applying Semantic Web technologies. More specifically, the vocabularies represented are the UNESCO Thesaurus and the Nomenclature for fields of Science and Technology. Both vocabularies are published as RDF datasets with a structure that allows its query and reuse according to the principles of Linked Open Data.

Elsevier's Bradley Allen to deliver DC-2016 keynote

Bradley P. Allen, Chief Architect at Elsevier, will deliver the keynote address at DC-2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Brad has been a serial entrepreneur who has built and led teams in the design, development, launch and operation of innovative Web businesses. He works at the nexus of information retrieval, linked data and machine learning technologies, and is two for three on successful startup exits. Brad leads the Architecture group within Elsevier's technology organization, focusing on aligning technology vision and roadmap with corporate strategy, helping core development teams build and evolve products and infrastructure, and guiding Elsevier Labs' collaborative research into the future of scientific and medical publishing.

DCMI Webinar: Publishing SKOS concept schemes with Skosmos (2016-04-06)

With more and more thesauri, classifications, and other knowledge organization systems being published as Linked Data using SKOS, the question arises how best to make them available on the web. While just publishing the Linked Data triples is possible using a number of RDF publishing tools, those tools are not very well suited for SKOS data, because they cannot support term-based searching and lookup. This free webinar presents Skosmos, an open source web-based SKOS vocabulary browser that uses a SPARQL endpoint as its back-end.

DCMI Webinar: SKOS in Two Parts -- Generic Tools and Methods for SKOS-based Concept Schemes

In the past seven years, SKOS has become a widely recognized and used common interchange format for thesauri, classifications, and other types of vocabularies. This has opened a huge opportunity for the development of generic tools and methods that should apply to all vocabularies that can be expressed in SKOS. While expensive, proprietary or custom-developed solutions aimed at one particular thesaurus or classification have been dominant, now more and more open source tools are being created to deal with various aspects of vocabulary management.

Submission Deadline: DC-2016 Special Sessions, Tutorials and Workshops

The submission deadline of 15 May 2016 for proposals to the Professional Program for DC-2016 in Copenhagen will be arriving before we know it. The professional Program includes panel sessions, tutorials and workshops. Panel sessions will be organized by experts in a specific area of metadata and provide a focused exchange of the latest research and/or best practice in the area. Panel sessions are customarily 1-1/2 hours in length. Tutorials on topics of current interest will be 1/2-to-1 day in length and can be addressed at an introductory, intermediate, or expert level.