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Upcoming DCMI Events
» April 27: Webinar: "Nailing Jello to a Wall: Metrics, Frameworks, & Existing Work for Metadata Assessment" Information & registration (Free to DCMI members)
» May 24 (EN) & May 31 (PT): Webinar: "Me4MAP: A method for the development of metadata application profiles" Information & registration (Free to DCMI members)
» Oct. 26-29: DC-2017, Washington, D.C. (Crystal City, Virginia), USA
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ASIS&T Upcoming Events
» 28-30 Sept. 2017: EuroIA 2017: Adaptation and designing for change, Stockholm, Sweden
» Oct. 27-Nov 1, 2017: ASIS&T Annual, Washington, D.C. (Crystal City, Virginia), USA
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2017-04-21, A metadata application profile (MAP) is a construct that provides a semantic model for enhancing interoperability when publishing data to the Web of Data. When a community of practice agrees to follow a MAP's set of rules for publishing data as Linked Open Data, it makes it possible for such data to be processed automatically by software agents. Therefore, the existence of a method for MAP development is essential to providing developers with a common ground on which to work. The absence of such a method leads to a non-systematic set of MAP development activities that frequently results in MAPs of lesser quality. This Webinar with Mariana Curado Malta, Polythecnic of Oporto, Portugal, will present Me4MAP, a method for the development of metadata application profiles. The webinar will be presented twice, once in English and once in Portuguese. For more information about the webinar and to register, visit http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2017Malta.
2017-04-21, The 11th U.S. Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 28 as part of DC-2017 in Crystal City, VA (Washington, D.C.). The Call for Participation including presentations and demos is available at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/nkosCall.
2017-03-24, With the increasing number of repositories, standards and resources we manage for digital libraries, there is a growing need to assess, validate and analyze our metadata - beyond our traditional approaches such as writing XSD or generating CSVs for manual review. Being able to further analyze and determine measures of metadata quality helps us better manage our data and data-driven development, particularly with the shift to Linked Open Data leading many institutions to large-scale migrations. Yet, the semantically-rich metadata desired by many Cultural Heritage Institutions, and the granular expectations of some of our data models, makes performing assessment, much less going on to determine quality or performing validation, that much trickier. How do we handle analysis of the rich understandings we have built into our Cultural Heritage Institutions’ metadata and enable ourselves to perform this analysis with the systems and resources we have?
This webinar with Christina Harlow, Cornell University Library, sets up this question and proposes some guidelines, best practices, tools and workflows around the evaluation of metadata used by and for digital libraries and Cultural Heritage Institution repositories. The goal is for webinar participants to walk away prepared to handle their own metadata assessment needs by using existing works and being better aware of the open questions in this domain. For additional information and to register, go to http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2017harlow.
Advancing metadata practice:
Following up on DC-2016 in Copenhagen, with its look towards the changing role of metadata in the Second Machine Age, this year's conference will focus on technologies and practices that are advancing how we can create and manage good metadata. Interoperability and openness have been guiding principles of the DCMI community for over twenty years, and these principles have evolved through the development of Semantic Web standards and Linked Open Data. A deluge of new data sources is magnifying the perennial challenge of metadata quality but also inspiring the development of innovative tools, practices, and solutions, the focus of this year's conference.
In conjunction with each conference, the DCMI community holds an Annual Meeting at which DCMI citizens discuss ongoing work in areas such as vocabulary management, website design, and RDF validation. Together, the Conference and Annual Meeting provide opportunities for seasoned professionals, newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to share knowledge and experience. The meeting is a venue for practitioners in public- and private-sector initiatives to network and compare notes. Following the pattern of last year's conference in Copenhagen, DC-2017 will overlap with the « annual meeting of ASIS&T », providing additional opportunities for professional interaction.
These gatherings advance DCMI's mission of promoting the interoperability and harmonization of metadata, from element schemas and Semantic Web vocabularies to application profiles, ontologies, and knowledge organization systems.
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, or "DCMI", is an open organization supporting innovation in metadata design and best practices across the metadata ecology. DCMI's activities include work on architecture and modeling, discussions and collaborative work in DCMI Communities and DCMI Task Groups, global conferences, meetings and workshops, and educational efforts to promote widespread acceptance of metadata standards and best practices.
DCMI maintains a number of formal and informal liaisons and relationships with standards bodies and other metadata organizations.
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