News and Announcements
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.
DC-2015 Preliminary Program published
São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the Conference Committee of DC-2015 have published the preliminary program of the DCMI International Conference at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/schedule-15. The conference days--Wednesday and Thursday, 2-3 September--feature keynote speakers, Paul Walk and Ana Alice Baptista, paper sessions, project reports, posters (including best practice posters and demonstrations), and an array of special sessions. Tuesday and Friday are pre- and post-conference, full-day workshop events: "Development of Metadata Application Profiles", "Training the Trainers for Linked Data", and "Elaboration of Controlled Vocabularies Using SKOS".
DCMI Webinar: OpenAIRE Guidelines: Promoting Repositories Interoperability and Supporting Open Access Funder Mandates
The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Source Managers provide recommendations and best practices for encoding of bibliographic information in OAI metadata. They have adopted established standards for different classes of content providers: (1) Dublin Core for textual publications in institutional and thematic repositories; (2) DataCite Metadata Kernel for research data repositories; and (3) CERIF-XML for Current Research Information Systems. The principle of these guidelines is to improve interoperability of bibliographic information exchange between repositories, e-journals, CRIS and research infrastructures.
DC-2015 Professional Program Announced
DCMI and the DC-2015 host, UNESP, have published the abstracts for events in the Professional Program for the September conference in São Paulo, Brazil. The Professional Program includes full-day, hands-on workshops on developing application profiles, transforming legacy data to Linked Data, and development of SKOS vocabularies. In addition, there are an array of Special Topic session for professional development in key areas of metadata design and best practice. The abstracts for the events in the DC-2015 Professional Program can be found on the conference homepage at http://dcevents.
DCMI Webinar: Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions
Typical small and medium-size institutions have to deal with constrained resources, which often hamper the possibilities of making their data publicly available. Johannes Keizer and Caterina Caracciolo of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization will provide an overview of bottlenecks that institutions typically face when entering the world of open and linked data, and will provide recommendations on how to proceed. They will discuss the use of standard and linked vocabularies to produce linked data, especially in the area of agriculture.
DC-2015 registration is now open
Online registration for DC-2015 is now open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg15. The conference and DCMI Annual Meeting is scheduled for 1-4 September in São Paulo, Brazil. This year's theme is "Metadata and Ubiquitous Access to Culture, Science and Digital Humanities". The need for structured metadata to support ubiquitous access across the Web to the treasure troves of resources spanning cultures, in science, and in the digital humanities is now common knowledge among information systems designers and implementers.
Paul Walk Ana Alice Baptista named DC-2015 Keynote Speakers
The São Paulo State University (UNESP), host of DC-2015, is pleased to announce that Ana Alice Baptista, and Paul Walk will deliver keynote addresses at DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. Ana Alice Baptista is a Professor in the Information Systems Department and a Researcher at the ALGORITMI Center, both at University of Minho, Portugal. Paul Walk is Head of Technology Strategy and Planning at EDINA, the Jisc centre for digital expertise and online service delivery at the University of Edinburgh.
Become a DC-2015 sponsor!
The São Paulo State University and the Conference Committee for DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil in September are pleased to offer sponsors the opportunity to present themselves directly to the conference participants and to a global audience beyond the conference venue. Information regarding the categories of sponsorship and how to become a DC-2015 Sponsor can be found at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/cfs.
DCMI Webinar: Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0
This webinar with Angela Dappert on 27 May gives a brief overview of why digital preservation metadata is needed, shows examples of digital preservation metadata, shows how PREMIS can be used to capture this metadata, and illustrates some of the changes that will be available in version 3.0. The PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata is the international standard for metadata to support the preservation of digital objects and ensure their long-term usability.
DCMI Webinar: From 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes (Redux)
This webinar with Ethan Gruber on 13 May provides an introduction to SPARQL, a query language for RDF. Users will gain hands on experience crafting queries, starting simply, but evolving in complexity. These queries will focus on coinage data in the SPARQL endpoint hosted by http://nomisma.org: numismatic concepts defined in a SKOS-based thesaurus and physical specimens from three major museum collections (American Numismatic Society, British Museum, and Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) linked to these concepts.