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1999 News and Announcements

General Announcements

"Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML", IETF RFC 2731, is now available

1999-12-16, The Dublin Core is a small set of metadata element for describing information resources. This document explains how these element are expressed using the META and LINK tags of HTML 4.0.

DCMI web site is now mirrored in Australia and the UK

1999-12-06, The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is pleased to announce that two mirrors of the official Dublin Core Metadata Initiative web site have been established in Australia and in the United Kingdom.

Open eBook announces final version of their new 1.0 specification

1999-09-27, One element of the Open eBook Initiative is a specification for eBook file and format structure based on HTML and XML. It is important to note that Dublin Core is the metadata standard being promoted in the specification.

Dublin Core Element Set, Version 1.1 moves to Recommendation

1999-09-09, The Dublin Core Directorate is pleased to announce that a set of revised element definitions has been made a Recommendation.

CIMI Announces the release of the "Guide to Best Practice: Dublin Core"

1999-08-18, The Guide addresses Dublin Core 1.0 as documented in RFC 2413 and is an important result of CIMI's Dublin Core test bed, an ongoing effort to explore the usability, simplicity and technical feasibility of Dublin Core for museum information.

DC-Education Working Group Announced

1999-08-09, A new Dublin Core working group has been constituted to discuss and develop a proposal for the use of Dublin Core metadata in the description of educational resources. The scope includes educational resources applicable for many national education communities and cross-sectoral communities (e.g., K-12, further and higher education, and lifelong learning).

Dublin Core Element Set, version 1.1 moves to Proposed Recommendation

1999-07-02, The Dublin Core Directorate is pleased to announce that a set of revised element definitions has been completed and is available for public review and comment.

Call for Input: DC Qualifiers

1999-07-01, Objectives, procedures and deadlines for participating in the discussion of qualifiers are described in this Call for Input. Discussion of qualifiers will culminate at the DC-7 workshop in Frankfurt, Germany in October, 1999.

RDF Model and Syntax moves to W3C Recommendation

1999-02-26, The RDF Model and Syntax specification has been granted Recommendation status by the W3C. RDF is the result of several metadata communities bringing together their functional requirements to provide a robust and flexible architecture for supporting metadata on the web.

RDF Model and Syntax moves to W3C Proposed Recommendation

1999-01-05, The W3C has granted Proposed Recommendation status to the RDF Model and Syntax specification. RDF is the result of several metadata communities bringing together their functional requirements to provide a robust and flexible architecture for supporting metadata on the web.

Document Announcements

New Working Draft: DCMI Bibliographic Citation Working Draft

1999-07-02, The working draft from the DCMI Bibliographic Citation working group is now available for discussion and review on the DC-General listserv through July 19, 1999.

Meeting Announcements

Call for Participation: The 7th Dublin Core MetadataWorkshop

1999-06-21, The Dublin Core Directorate invites self-nominations (or nominations of others) for participation in the 7th Dublin Core Metadata Workshop, co-sponsored by Die Deutsche Bibliothek and the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. The Workshop is set for October 6-8, 1999 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Project Announcements

MetaChem

1999-12-17, MetaChem is a single Web-based focal point for access to chemistry information resources of all kinds.

open.gov.uk

1999-11-16, The open.gov.uk service, a first entry point to UK public sector information on the internet, uses the Dublin Core RDF vocabulary to describe each of the resources available on the site.

Manuscripts and Letters via Integrated Networks in Europe (MALVINE)

1999-10-27, MALVINE opens new and enhanced access to disparate holdings of modern manuscripts and letters, kept and catalogued in European libraries, archives, documentation centres and museums.

Business Entry Point (BEP)

1999-08-02, The Australian government's BEP is an initiative to make it easier for Australian businesses to deal with the government.

Phronesis System

1999-07-26, The Phronesis system allows the creation of distributed library collections on the internet.

Australian Government Locator Service (AGLS)

1999-07-26, AGLS was developed in late 1997 as the resource discovery metadata standard for Australian governments and was endorsed for use by all levels of government in Australia in November 1998.

Meta Matters

1999-07-26, Meta Matters is a website intended to help web content providers improve the effectiveness of searching for information resources on the World Wide Web.

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