The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the document "Namespace Policy for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)" is now available for public comment until October 19, 2001. Comments should be sent to the DC-General Mailing list.
This document specifies the conventions used for identifying current and future DCMI namespaces. It gives the URIs for the DCMI namespaces, defines a policy for changes to DCMI terms and discusses some major issues that were raised during the development of the namespace policy.
It has been developed by a group of experts and reviewed by the DCMI Advisory Committee. We consider this one of the basic documents necessary for the effective deployment of Dublin Core on the Web.