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News and Announcements

DC-2015 Professional Program Session in Portuguese English

DCMI and the DC-2015 host, São Paulo State University, are please to announce that session proposals as well as the presentation language of sessions in the Professional Program at DC-2015 may be in either Portuguese or English. Depending on the language of the session presenters, simultaneous English/Portuguese or Portuguese/English translation will be provided. Tracks in the Professional Program include special topic sessions and panels, half- and full-day tutorials, workshops, and best practice posters and demonstrations.

DCMI Webinar: 'VocBench 2.0: A Web Application for Collaborative Development of Multilingual Thesauri'

On 4 March 2015, Caterina Caracciolo of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Armando Stellato of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, will present a webinar on VocBench, a web-based platform for the collaborative maintenance of multilingual thesauri. VocBench is an open source project developed through a collaboration between FAO and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. VocBench is currently used for the maintenance of AGROVOC, EUROVOC, GEMET, the thesaurus of the Italian Senate, the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus of Harvard University, as well as other thesauri.

Join us in Brazil for DC-2015

Each of the past 20 years, the metadata community has gathered for DCMI's conference and annual meeting. This year, the annual meeting and conference are being hosted by the Universidade Estadual Paulista--São Paulo State University (UNESP) and held in São Paulo, Brazil. The work agenda of the DCMI community is broad and inclusive of all aspects of innovation in metadata design, implementation and best practices. While the work of the Initiative progresses throughout the year, the annual meeting and conference provide the opportunity for DCMI "citizens" as well as newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to gather face-to-face to share experiences and knowledge.

DC-2015 website and Call for Participation open

DCMI and the host of DC-2015, Universidade Estadual Paulista--São Paulo State University (UNESP), are pleased to announce the publication of the Call for Participation at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2015/cfp and the opening of the DC-2015 website at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2015. DC-2015 will take place in São Paulo, Brazil on 1-5 September 2015. Just as DCMI celebrates it's 20th anniversary this year, it also celebrates the first time it's Annual Meeting and International Conference have been located in South America.

Shanghai Library joins DCMI as an Institutional Member

DCMI is very pleased to announce that the Shanghai Library has joined DCMI as an Institutional Member. The Shanghai Library is the second largest library in China--second only to the National Library. The Shanghai Library was founded in 1952. In October 1995, the Shanghai Library and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai merged to become a comprehensive research public library and center for industrial information. It is also the branch of the National Cultural Information Resource Sharing Project in Shanghai, the main library of the Shanghai Central Library System, Shanghai Ancient Books Protection Center and the "Pioneer Technology Development Research Center" of the Shanghai soft science research base.

DCMI/ASIST Webinar: The Libhub Initiative: Increasing the Web Visibility of Libraries

In this webinar, Eric Miller, President of Zepheira, will talk about the transition libraries must make to achieve Web visibility, explain recent trends that support these efforts, and introduce the Libhub Initiative -- an active exploration of what can happen when libraries begin to speak the language of the Web. As a founding sponsor, Zepheira's introduction of the Libhub Initiative creates an industry-wide focus on the collective visibility of libraries and their resources on the Web.

DCMI invites public comment on draft LRMI in RDF

DCMI invites public comment on a draft RDF specification for LRMI version 1.1. The draft RDF specification can be found at http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/drafts/2014-11-30/. The one month public comment period is from 1 December 2014 through 31 December 2014. The RDF specification is intended to embody the current Learning Resource Metadata Initiative version 1.1 term declarations at http://dublincore.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/.

DCMI joins as inaugural member of DLMA

DCMI, along with IMS Global) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), announce the formation of the Digital Learning Metadata Alliance (DLMA). The DLMA will focus on coordination of adoption and development of existing metadata standards in support of digital learning and education. For more information about DLMA, visit http://dlma.org and read the IMS Global press release at http://www.imsglobal.org/pressreleases/IMSPR20141024.pdf.

DCMI's first Governing Board officer transition

In the closing ceremony of DC-2014, DCMI exercised the first Governing Board officer transition under the Initiative's new governance structure. Michael Crandall stepped into the role of Immediate Past Chair as Eric Childress assumed the roles of Chair of DCMI and the Governing Board. Joseph Tennis became the new Chair Elect of the Board and will succeed as Chair at DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. Information about the new DCMI governance structure can be found in the DCMI Handbook at http://wiki.

DCMI/ASIS Webinar - The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative, describing learning resources with schema.org, and more?

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is a collaborative initiative that aims to make it easier for teachers and learners to find educational materials through major search engines and specialized resource discovery services. The approach taken by LRMI is to extend the schema.org ontology so that educationally significant characteristics and relationships can be expressed. In this webinar, Phil Barker and Lorna M. Campbell of Cetis will introduce schema.org and present the background to LRMI, its aims and objectives, and who is involved in achieving them.