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NISO/DCMI Webinar: Semantic Mashups Across Large, Heterogeneous Institutions: Experiences from the VIVO Service
2013-05-08, A NISO/DCMI Webinar with John Fereira will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time on 22 May 2013 (17:00 UTC - see World Clock: http://bit.ly/157qF2S). This webinar will present the perspectives of a software developer on the practicalities of building a high-quality Semantic-Web search service on existing data maintained in dozens of formats and software platforms at large, diverse institutions using Vivo, a semantic web application focused on discovering researchers and research publications in the life sciences. Using a built-in, editable ontology for describing things such as People, Courses, and Publications, data is transformed into a Semantic-Web-compliant form. VIVO provides automated and self-updating processes for improving data quality and authenticity. The webinar will highlight services that leverage the Semantic Web platform in innovative ways, e.g., for finding researchers based on the text content of a particular Web page and for visualizing networks of collaboration across institutions. Additional information can be found at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/vivo/. Registration for the webinar closes 22 May 2013 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC).
DC-2013 Session: Long-term Preservation and Governance of RDF Vocabularies
2013-04-17, The DC-2013 Special Session titled Long-term Preservation and Governance of RDF Vocabularies will be sponsored by W3C and will focuses on issues related to the usability of RDF vocabularies in the long term (as defined in "decades") including continued access to documentation, inheritance of ownership and maintenance responsibility, and the continued resolvability of domain names. The usability of Linked Data relies on the ability to interpret what the data means, which depends on the availability of the RDF vocabularies used in the data. RDF vocabularies are created by a wide range of people and institutions, from individual researchers to national libraries and for-profit corporations, for a wide range of descriptive requirements. The oldest RDF vocabularies in existence are just fifteen years old. It is time to look systematically at how ownership and responsibility for today's vocabularies will pass to the next generation. For a fuller description, see http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/vocPres. DC-2013 will be held in Lisbon 2-6 September 2013. The conference website can be found at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013.
DCMI Call for Feedback: Mapping from Dublin Core terms to W3C PROV ontology
2013-03-20, DCMI seeks community feedback on a proposed DCMI Recommended Resource. The deadline for feedback is 7 April 2013. The DCMI Metadata Provenance Task Group is collaborating with the W3C Provenance Working Group on a mapping from Dublin Core terms to the PROV provenance ontology, currently a W3C Proposed Recommendation. The final state of the document will be that of a W3C Note, to be published as part of a suite of documents in support of a W3C Recommendation for provenance interchange. Details for providing feedback are available at http://dublincore.org/#technical.
NISO/DCMI Webinar: Deployment of RDA (Resource Description and Access) Cataloging and its Expression as Linked Data
2013-03-20, A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Alan Danskin of The British Library will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 24 April 2013. Registration for this webinar closes 24 April 2013 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). A seminar at the British Library in April 2012 marked the fifth anniversary of a 2007 meeting at which representatives of the Dublin Core, Semantic Web, and RDA communities jointly recommended that the then-draft cataloging standard RDA be provided in the form of vocabularies and application profiles usable for Linked Data. One year after this anniversary meeting and one year closer to the general deployment of RDA in libraries, this webinar will take stock of progress towards developing application profiles based on RDA and discuss the practicalities of exposing RDA-based data in the Linked Data cloud. Additional information can be found at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/rda/.
Z39.85-2012 maintenance revision published
2013-02-28. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the publication of a maintenance revision of The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (ANSI/NISO Z39.85-2012). The new version of the ANSI/NISO standard corresponds to version 1.1 of the specification on the DCMI website at http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/. Additional information about Z39.85-2012 can be found on the NISO Project Page.
Deadline for DC-2013 submissions - 29 March 2013
2013-02-01, The deadline for submissions to DC-2013 in Lisbon has been set for 29 March. The call for participation is available at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013/cfp. Submissions are being accepted for full papers, project reports, and posters. Special session proposals are also being accepted. DC-2013 is being collocated with iPRES 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal on 2-6 September 2013.
Joint DC-2013 / iPRES-2013 Doctoral Symposium at DC-2013
2013-02-01, DCMI and iPRES are pleased to announce that they will be holding a Joint Doctoral Symposium on 2 September 2013 at their collocated conferences in Lisbon, Portugal. A specific call for contributions will be issued and will be available at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013/cds. The Symposium and the collocated conferences will provide the Symposium participants with the opportunity to engage with colleagues from around the world and contribute to the development of their research and social networks. The co-chairs of the Symposium are Eva Méndez, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain and Artur Caetano, IST/INESC-ID, Portugal.
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