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DCMI Education Committee

The DCMI Education Committee coordinates activities and publications that teach and inform users about current developments and technologies for metadata. The committee organizes webinars and tutorials and commissions blog posts for audiences ranging from newcomers to experts, including teachers of metadata in both academic and professional settings. The committee currently has eight task groups:

  • TG 1: Blogs from webinars, meetings, workshops, and conferences. Yunhyong Kim, Jennifer Campbell-Meier.
  • TG 2: Summaries of key articles on metadata. Kai Eckert (chair), Viviane Hessami, Mikko Koho, Gema Bueno-de-la-Fuente, Kanyarat Kwiecien, Gila Prebor, Farrah Diana Saiful Bahry, Joseph Kiplangat, Paola Manoni, Inkyung Choi.
  • TG 3: Reports on metadata standards and revisions. Marcia Zeng, L. P. Coladangelo.
  • TG 4: Tutorials on new metadata applications. Magnus Pfeffer (chair), Kai Eckert, Francisco Carlos Paletta, Yunhyong Kim, Elisa Cerveira, Joseph Kiplangat.
  • TG 5: Quarterly bulletins from Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Francisco Carlos Paletta, Ying-Hsang Liu, Ruhua Huang, Inkyung Choi.
  • TG 6: Dublin Core usage in other models. Francisco Carlos Paletta (co-chair), Mikko Koho (co-chair), Sophy Shu-Jiun Chen, Ying-Hsang Liu, Gema Bueno-de-la-Fuente, Paola Manoni.
  • TG 7: DCMI website. Nishad Thalhath (chair), Farrah Diana Saiful Bahry, Ying-Hsang Liu.
  • TG 8: DCMI Webinars. Karen Wickett (chair), Inkyung Choi.
Marcia Zeng
Marcia Lei Zeng, Chair of the DCMI Education Committee, is a Professor at School of Information of Kent State University. Her research interests include knowledge organization systems -- taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, etc.
Farrah Diana Saiful Bahry
Farrah Diana Saiful Bahry is a senior lecturer and researcher since 10 years ago. Currently, she beholds a post as Head centre of Studies in Informatics at the Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA.
Tom Baker
Tom Baker has worked on metadata and Semantic Web standards since the late 1990s, when he helped start the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative for which he currently serves as DCMI Technology Director and Usage Board Chair.
Gema Bueno-de-la-Fuente
Gema Bueno de la Fuente has a PhD. in Information Science from the Carlos III University of Madrid (2010), a bachelor’s degree in Information Science from the UC3M (2003) with National Award, and a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Zaragoza (2001).
Jennifer Campbell-Meier
Jennifer's current research involves digital inclusion and information seeking, examining what information and technology individuals need in specific environments. She also researches the management and evaluation of library services, especially those services involving organisational change, especially change that impacts information seeking.
Elisa Cerveira
Elisa Cerveira is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto and a member of the Department of Communication and Information Sciences Executive Committee.
Sophy Chen
Sophy Shu-Jiun Chen is the Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, and also the Executive Secretary of Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures(ASCDC).
Inkyung Choi
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
L. P. Coladangelo
L.P. Coladangelo is a doctoral student in the College of Communication and Information at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He holds an MLIS from Kent State University’s School of Information and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.
Kai Eckert
Dr. Kai Eckert is professor for web-based information systems at Stuttgart Media University, Germany. His research interests include linked data, data integration and enrichment, knowledge organization and data provenance.
Viviane Hessami
Viviane Frings-Hessami is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow in the Digital Equity and Digital Transformation group at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Ruhua Huang / 黄如花
Dr. Ruhua Huang is a professor and Director of the Digital Library Institute at Wuhan University. She served as the Vice Chairman of Academic Committee of Chinese Library Society, member of the Consulting Group of China Academic Humanities and Social Sciences Library (CASHL), Standardization Committee of the National Science and Technology Platform and the Education Committee of Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI).
Yunkyong Kim
Yunhyong Kim is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities. She has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Speech and Language Processing from the University of Edinburgh.
Joseph Kiplang'at
Joseph Kiplang’at is a Professor in the Department of Library, Records Management and Information Studies, School of Information Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret Kenya.
Mikko Koho
Postdoctoral researcher at the Aalto University, Department of Computer Science. Research focuses on Linked Open Data, ontologies, data modelling, as well as data analysis methods and tooling in multidisciplinary Digital Humanities research.
Kanyarat Kwiecien
Kanyarat Kwiecien is head of the Department of Information Science and also head of the Digital Humanities Research Group at Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
Ying-Hsang Liu
Ying-Hsang Liu is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. He holds a Ph.
Paola Manoni
Vatican Library, Vatican
Sam Oh
Sam Oh is a Professor at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU, established in 1398) in Seoul, Korea and an Affiliate Professor at University of Washington (UW) iSchool.
Francisco Carlos Paletta
Francisco Carlos Paletta is a Professor at School of Communication and Arts of University of São Paulo. His research interests include Digital Humanities, Information Technology Systems, Data Science and Analytics, Machine Learning, Information and Knowledge Organization, Linked Data, Metadata, Web of Things, and Open Science.
Magnus Pfeffer
Magnus Pfeffer is professor for information management at Stuttgart Media University, Germany. His research interests include linked data, metadata integration, information retrieval in heterogeneous datasets and machine learning.
Gila Prebor
Gila Prebor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. She is co-editor of the journal "
Nishad Thalhath
Nishad Thalhath is a doctoral candidate in the School of Library, Information and Media Studies at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Karen M. Wickett
Karen M. Wickett is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois. Her research areas include information organization, metadata and knowledge organization systems, data curation, and conceptual and logical foundations of information systems.