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DCMI Webinar: Two-Part Series on with Richard Wallis

Join independent consultant Richard Wallis, former Technology Evangelist for OCLC and currently working with Google on, for this two part, in-depth webinar mini-series look at titled " in Two Parts: From Use to Extension". The webinar series examines the use of and its extension in the bibliographic and wider domains. Part 1 of the series titled "Fit For a Bibliographic Purpose" on 18 November 2015: (a) traces the history of the Schema.

UNESP joins DCMI as Institutional Member

DCMI is pleased to announce that São Paulo State University (Universidade Estadual PaulistaUnesp) has joined DCMI as an Institutional Member. Unesp is one of the largest and most important Brazilian universities, with distinguished achievements in teaching, research and extension services. Unesp is supported by State funds and along with USP (Universidade de São Paulo) and Unicamp (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) offers free public higher education in São Paulo State. Unesp was founded in 1976 and is the most successful model of a multicampus university in Brazil supporting intense and diversified activities in São Paulothe most developed State in Brazil.

Joseph Tennis begins role as Chair of the DCMI Governing Board

Joseph Tennis became Chair of the DCMI Governing Board and Paul Walk its Chair-Elect during the closing ceremony of DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. Eric Childress became Immediate Past Chair and Michael Crandall retired from the Governing Board and his role as Immediate Past Chair. Tennis will be Chair of the Governing Board and its Executive Committee through DCMI's Annual Meeting and International Conference in Copenhagen in October 2016. Tennis is also the President of the International Society for Knowledge Management (ISKO) and is serving a four year term from 2014-2018.

DC-2016 to take place in Copenhagen, 13-16 October 2016

DC-2016 will be collocated with the ASIS&T 2016 Annual Meeting in Copenhagen. The four days of DC-2016 will be comprised of: (1) pre- and post-conference full- and half-day Workshops and Tutorials; (2) a peer reviewed Technical Program of Papers, Project Reports and Posters; (3) a Professional Program of Special Sessions and Panels and Best Practice Posters and Demonstrations addressing innovation in metadata design, implementation, management, and use; and (4) the DCMI Annual Meeting.

DCMI Bylaws Revisions

The DCMI Governing Board announces its GB2015-2 decision to revise the DCMI Bylaws. The major focus of the revisions is on the refactoring of roles of the Advisory Board and Directorate with regard to DCMI conferences, meetings, educational programming and Initiative outreach. The revisions are are part of the ongoing fine-tuning of the Bylaws following the major restructuring of DCMI governance in 2014. The revised Bylaws can be found at http://dublincore.

DCMI RDF Application Profile Task Group completes deliverables

The DCMI RDF-AP aims at defining best practices for documenting application profiles, requests for handling RDF application profiles, and for RDF constraints specification and validation. The first deliverable, Report on Use Cases, reports on the case studies collected in the Task Force, their use cases and their validation requirements. The second deliverable, Report on Validation Requirements, supplements the Report on Use Cases from which the requirements were derived. The full descriptions of case studies and use cases can be found in the task group wiki.

Final Program announced for DC-2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the Conference Committee of DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil on 1-4 September have published the final program of the DCMI International Conference at Join us in São Paulo for an exciting agenda including papers, project reports and best practice posters and presentations. Parallel with the peer reviewed program is an array of special sessions of panels and discussions on key metadata issues, challenges and new opportunities.

Japanese translation of 'Guidelines for Dublin Core Application Profiles' published

DCMI is please to announce that the National Diet Library of Japan has translated "Guidelines for Dublin Core Application Profiles", a DCMI Recommended Resource. The link to the new Japanese translation is available on the DCMI Documents Translation page at

DC-2015 Early Bird registration closes 31 July 2015!

Early Bird registration for DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil closes on 31 July 2015. In addition to Keynote Speakers Paul Walk of EDINA and Ana Alice Baptista of the University of Minho, there is a full Technical Program of peer-reviewed papers, project reports and posters, as well as a Professional Program of full-day Workshops and Conference Special Sessions. For more about the conference, visit the conference website at

Ex Libris and Elsevier join as DC-2015 sponsors

Conference host UNESP and DCMI are pleased to announce that Ex Libris and Elsevier are now among the sponsors of DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil, 1-4 September 2015. Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services and a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions. Ex Libris is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials--print, electronic, and digital.