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News for 2002

April 2002 DCMI Status report 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 since the DC-2002 Conference and Workshop in Tokyo, October 2002. More information...

DCMI-EU proposal evaluation results

The DCMI-EU proposal has been evaluated by the Eurpoean Commission in the usual procedure with independent evaluators. We have now received the outcome of this evaluation. Unfortunately, the evaluators have not given the proposal good marks so it is very likely that it will not recieve funding from the European Commission. The evaluators failed to see the benefits of creating a European forum for Dublin Core implementation issues. As the proposal has attracted much interest in the DCMI community in Europe (with currently 90 organisations involved), a small group of people are now looking at how to build on the interest that was expressed.

Public Comment needed for Usage Board Proposals

The Usage Board announces the availability for review and public comment proposals from three DCMI working groups. Proposals come from the DCMI Type Working group, the DCMI Citation Working group and six proposals from the DCMI Libraries Working group. Public comment is open for these documents until 10 May 2002. Comments should be sent to DC-General with the title of the document in the subject (e.g., Subject: [Proposal for "Citation"]) More information.

Metadata Principles and Practicalities

Authored by Erik Duval, Wayne Hodges, Stuart Sutton, and Stu Weibel, this paper emerged as part of a plan to bring the metadata efforts of DCMI and the IEEE LOM closer together. It reflects what some of the leaders of both groups feel to be common princples shared by our communities. We feel that these principles are likely to be common to other metadata communities as well, and that this paper will advance the common understandings necessary to improve adoption of useful metadata in many areas.

Dublin Core Element Set, v.1.1 now available in Norwegian

The Norwegian Committee on Cataloguing has now published the Norwegian translation of Dublin Core version 1.1 on its website. Version 1.1 was translated for the Norwegian Committee on Cataloguing by Frank B. Haugen and Carol van Nuys.

WWW full-text and bibliographic resources for libraries

The joint project of two national libraries: the National library of Russia (St.-Petersburg) and Russian state library (Moscow). The main aim of the register is to provide the verified information sources primarily for specialists in librarianship, information sciences, humanities and social sciences. Database supplied with rubricator that describes subject coverage. Records internal format is Dublin Core. Resources description language is Russian.

European Network DCMI-EU submits proposal to the European Commission

On 28 February 2002, a proposal has been submitted to the European Commission's IST Programme for a Thematic Network called DCMI-EU. This proposal aims to get European funding for the organisation of meetings related to the deployment of Dublin Core metadata in two areas:

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Progress Report and Workplan for 2002

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Directorate is pleased to announce the publication of the 2002 Progress report and Workplan in the February 2002 issue of D-Lib Magazine.


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DCMI-Environment Special Interest Group is now online

This group is a forum for individuals and organisations involved in implementing Dublin Core in the environmental domain, with the objective to establish representation of the domain in DCMI and to promote interoperability within the domain through the use of Dublin Core. It will collect information on usage of the Dublin Core in the domain, work on establishing guidelines and develop an Application Profile for the environmental domain. [More Information]