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News from 2001

After the MIReG conference in Brussels, Belgium (see http://europa.eu.int/ISPO/ida) it was decided to set up an Advisory Board and develop a "EU Government Metadata Framework". Since the conference the Advisory Board, especially the UK Office of the e-Envoy, has worked on producing a draft of extensions or additions to Dublin Core Elements. This start draft of additions is based on the draft UK e-Government Metadata Standard, which in turn includes input from Australian AGLS and work from the UK Records Office.

This document proposes a possible application profile that clarifies the use of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set in libraries and library-related applications and projects. It will be discussed at a meeting of the DC-Libraries Working Group in Boston, Massachusetts on 22 August in conjunction with the IFLA conference. More Information...

The ExLibris Special Collections Directory seeks to provide a comprehensive directory of special collections libraries that support digitization and make content such as manuscripts, art images, and electronic texts available over the Internet.

The DCMI Update newsletter, July 2001, is now available. The newsletter highlights news items, project and tool announcements that have occured since the last issue.

The Biblioteca de Catalunya has translated the Dublin Core Element set, v. 1.1 and the Dublin Core Qualifiers. These translations are now available on the Library's web site.

WebArchiv is a project funded by the Czech Ministry of Culture. It has two main objectives: to catalogue online publications and to integrate these records into the Czech National Bibliography and to store these publications to ensure long term access.

An official meeting of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Libraries Working Group (DCMI-LibWG) will be held at during the IFLA meeting on August 22, 2001. This is a DCMI meeting and does not require IFLA registration. All DCMI-Libraries WG participants and IFLA attendees are welcome. Advance registration is requested.

Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published the next status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, looking at all activities that have taken place in the months of May and June 2001.

The DCMI Tools workshop was held on June 20-22, 2001 in Osnabrck, Germany. The list of participants, background information and the minutes are now available from the Workshop website http://www.mathematik.uni-osnabrueck.de/projects/dctools/.

The conference "Managing Information Resources for e-Government" was held on June 21-22, 2001 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference was arranged by the DCMI Government Working Group in collaboration with the European Commission and the European Parliament to explore the possibility of developing a framework for the use of metadata across European governments and parliaments. The notes and presentations from this conference are now available. http://ag.idaprog.org/Indis35prod/doc/312