News and Announcements
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.
National Diet Library of Japan publishes translations of key DCMI specifications
DCMI is please to announce that the National Diet Library, the sole national library in Japan, has translated the DCMI Metadata Terms and the Singapore Framework for Dublin Core Application Profiles into Japanese. The links to the new Japanese translations, as well as others are available on the DCMI Documents Translation page at http://dublincore.org/resources/translations/index.shtml.
DC-2015 submission deadline extended to 11 April 2015
The Program Committee for DC-2015, to be held 1-4 September 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil, has decided to extend the deadline for submission for both the Technical and Professional Programs to 11 April 2015. The extended call can be found at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2015/cfp.
DCMI Webinar: Approaches to Making Dynamic Data Citable: Recommendations of the RDA Working Group
Being able to reliably and efficiently identify entire or subsets of data in large and dynamically growing or changing datasets constitutes a significant challenge for a range of research domains. In order to repeat an earlier study, to apply data from an earlier study to a new model, we need to be able to precisely identify the very subset of data used. While verbal descriptions of how the subset was created (e.
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.