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News for 2003

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications to Focus on the Global Advancement of Metadata

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative will hold its annual conference on Oct.11-14, 2004 at the Shanghai Library, in Shanghai China. The 2004 conference is sponsored in partnership with the Shanghai Library. Read the press release.

More revised charters of Working Groups

In a second batch after DC-2003, the Advisory Board has approved revised charters of the Accessibility, Education, Global Corporate Circle, Government, Registry and User Documentation Working Groups.

Usage Board approves new terms for the DCMI Type Vocabulary

The DCMI Usage Board is pleased to announce the to the addition of two new terms, "Moving Image" and "Still Image", to the DCMI Type Vocabulary. The new terms are documented on the Web page "DCMI Metadata Terms" and in an updated RDF schema.

Expressing Dublin Core in HTML/XHTML meta and link elements becomes DCMI Recommendation

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the Expressing Dublin Core in HTML/XHTML meta and link elements is now a DCMI Recommendation. This document describes how a Dublin Core metadata record can be embedded into an HTML/XHTML Web page using HTML/XHTML elements.

Akira Miyazawa appointed new member of DCMI Usage Board

The DCMI Directorate has appointed Akira Miyazawa of the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo to serve on the DCMI Usage Board. The designer of NACSIS-CAT, Japan's national bibliographic utility, he is currently working at NII on a metadata collection project and serves as chair of the Japanese committee for ISO/TC46 (Information and documentation). Haruki Nagata of the University of Tsukuba (Japan) will be stepping down after two years of service on the Usage Board.

DC-2003 papers and presentations available

In addition to the Online Proceedings of the DC-2003 conference, the report of the pre-conference on Metadata and Search is now available, with links to the presentations.

DC-2004 to take place in Shanghai, China, 11-14 October 2004

DCMI and Shanghai Library are pleased to announce that the 2004 Dublin Core Annual Conference will be held from 11 through 14 October 2004 at the Shanghai Library. The conference title and themes, together with the timeline for paper submission and review will be announced before the end of 2003.

DCMI Advisory Board approves changes in Working Groups

The DCMI Advisory Board, in its meeting in Seattle on 3 October 2003, discussed and approved proposals for changes in DCMI Working Groups. It was decided that all groups will from now on be called Working Groups. All groups have a role in providing a discussion platform for the community on the subject defined in the charter. WGs can, but do not have to, have identified deliverables. Further changes approved were: to establish a Working Group for Preservation, chaired by Heike Neuroth (State and University Library Göttingen, Germany) and Andrew Wilson (National Archives of Australia); to re-open the Date Working Group, chaired by Eric Childress (OCLC, USA); to rename the User Guides Working Group to User Documentation Working Group, chaired by Mary Woodley (California State University Northridge); and to close the Administrative Working Group, chaired by Leif Andresen (Library Authority of Denmark).

Expressing Dublin Core in HTML/XHTML meta and link elements available for Public Comment

The Proposed Recommendation Expressing Dublin Core in HTML/XHTML meta and link elements is available for Public Comment from 3 through 30 November 2003. More information...

Highlights of the DCMI Usage Board meeting, 27-28 September 2003 in Seatlle

The DCMI Usage Board held its sixth bi-annual meeting on 27-28 September in Seattle. Topics discussed included the finalization of a decision to add "Moving Image" and "Still Image" to the DCMI Type Vocabulary; user-oriented guidance such as "Using Dublin Core", "Guidelines for Dublin Core Application Profiles", and the "AskDCMI" service; the registration and identification of encoding schemes; the use of MARC Relator terms as refinements of dc:contributor; and a draft Abstract Model under discussion on the DC-Architecture list.