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News for 2001

MIReG Metadata Framework - Element Set Draft Available for Comments

After the MIReG conference in Brussels, Belgium (see 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.

New Working Draft of a Library Application Profile is now available

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...

ExLibris Special Collections Directory

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.

New issue of the DCMI Update Newsletter now available

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.

Catalan translations of the Element set and Qualifiers are now available

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.

DCMI-Libraries Working Group Meeting to be held at IFLA on August 22, 2001

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.

DCMI Status Report - May/June 2001 is now available

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.

'Managing Information Resources for e-Government' Conference

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.

DCMI Tools Workshop

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