The Gttingen State and University Library (SUB), the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), and the Information Technology Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) are jointly organizing an IFLA Satellite meeting to be held at the Gttingen State and University Library, Germany from 11th August to the 12th of August 2003.
This meeting, entitled Information Technology and DCMI will share new developments in Dublin Core metadata and encourage use the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting to exchange and share metadata collections (repositories).
Further objectives include discussions about important related issues such as long-term preservation and metadata registries, and will include discussion of DCMI's National Affiliate program.
The program includes an international range of talks exploring common approaches and challenges to the topic of DCMI, metadata issues, long-term preservation, OAI and metadata registries. The outcomes of this meeting are expected to inform followup discussions at DC-2003 in Seattle Washington in September.
More information about the Göttingen meeting can be found at http://post-ifla.sub.uni-goettingen.de/. More information about DC-2003 can be found at http://www.ischool.washington.edu/dc2003/ [cached copy]