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DCMI 2019: Call for Participation

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) annual international conference in 2019 will be hosted by the National Library of Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, 23rd - 26th September, 2019. The Organising Committee has just published a call for participation. Please consider submitting a proposal!

W3C Data Exchange Working Group - Request for Feedback

The W3C Data Exchange Working Group has issued first drafts of two potential standards relating to profiles. The first is a small ontology for profile resources. This ontology is based on the case where an application profile is made up of one or more documents or resources, such as both human-readable instructions and a SHACL validation document. The ontology links those into a single graph called a "profile" and states the role of each resource.

DC-2019 Announced - Hold the date!

We are delighted to announce that the DCMI Annual Conference in 2019 will be hosted by the Korean National Library in Seoul. The conference dates are confirmed: 23rd - 26th September, 2019 (23rd - 25th September, 2019 for the conference-proper, with an extra day (26th) reserved for workshops or similar activities). We are also pleased to announce the following appointments to the conference planning team: Conference Chair: Dr. Sam Oh Co-chairs of the Content and Presentations planning committee: Dr Marcia Zeng and Dr.

DCMI 2018 Conference Proceedings Published

We are pleased to announce that the full conference proceedings for the DCMI Annual Conference 2018 have been published. Thanks to all who contributed to the programme!

DCMI to Maintain the Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO)

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is pleased to announce that it has accepted responsibility for maintaining the Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO). BIBO is a long-established ontology, is very stable and is widely used in bibliographic linked-data. We are also very pleased to announce that Bruce D'Arcus has joined the DCMI Usage Board, and will act as the point of contact for issues relating to BIBO. Bruce had this to say about the decision:

Webinar: SKOS - visión general y modelado de vocabularios controlados

This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 15:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) es la recomendación del W3C para representar y publicar conjuntos de datos de clasificaciones, tesauros, encabezamientos de materia, glosarios y otros tipos de vocabularios controlados y sistemas de organización del conocimiento. La primera parte del webinar incluye una visión general de las tecnologías de la web semántica y muestra detalladamente los diferentes elementos del modelo SKOS.

Webinar: Lightweight Methodology and Tools for Developing Ontology Networks

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018, 15:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. The increasing uptake of semantic technologies is giving the ontologies the opportunity to be treated as first-class citizens within software development projects. Together with the deserved visibility and attention that ontologies are getting, it comes the responsibility for ontology development teams to combine their activities with software development practices as seamless as possible.

A Successful DCMI 2018 Conference

The DCMI Annual Conference was held last week, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. The conference was co-located with TPDL which meant that while many people arrived as part of one community, all left with the experience and appreciation of two! The full conference proceedings are now available, with copies of presentation slides where appropriate. Some photographs of the conference can be found on Flickr, tagged with 'dcmi18'.

Webinar: SKOS - Overview and Modeling of Controlled Vocabularies

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018, 14:00 UTC ([convert this time to your local timezone here]()) and is free for DCMI members. SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) is the recommendation of the W3C to represent and publish datasets for classifications, thesauri, subject headings, glossaries and other types of controlled vocabularies and knowledge organization systems in general. The first part of the webinar includes an overview of the technologies of the semantic web and shows in detail the different elements of the SKOS model.

Webinar: SKOS - Overview and Modeling of Controlled Vocabularies

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) is the recommendation of the W3C to represent and publish datasets for classifications, thesauri, subject headings, glossaries and other types of controlled vocabularies and knowledge organization systems in general. The first part of the webinar includes an overview of the technologies of the semantic web and shows in detail the different elements of the SKOS model.