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News from 2003

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.

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, the annual Dublin Core event that took place in Seattle from 28 through 2 October 2003, attracted over 300 participants from 20 countries. Abstracts and full text of the papers and posters are available on the Program section of the conference Web site.. Reports of working group meetings will be prepared and are expected to become available on the working group Web pages by early November.

Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published the next status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, with highlights of the last year. More information...

DC-2003 is rapidly approaching. Please watch the Conference Web site for the latest news. We are looking forward to meeting many of you in Seattle.

The DCMI Usage Board will hold its next meeting on Saturday and Sunday, 27-28 September 2003, in conjunction with the DC-2003 conference in Seattle, Washington. Please contact Thomas Baker for further details. The DCMI Citation Working Group has submitted a proposal -- "DCMICite: a Bibliographic Citation Dublin Core Structured Value (DCSV) Encoding Scheme" -- for review by the Usage Board (see the Public Comment page). Public comment is open until 26 September; comments should be sent to DC-General.

With the help of Siderean Software, DC-2003 Conference now has abstracts available online. Click here to access descriptions of the papers and posters to the upcoming conference.

In conjunction with DC-2003, meetings will be held in Seattle of the DCMI Board of Trustees (27 September 2003) and the DCMI Advisory Board (3 October 2003).

Last chance for conference rate hotel booking! Deadline extended to September 8, 2003 for the DC-2003 conference hotel, Seattle Marriott Waterfront. This is the final deadline to get the conference rate. To make reservations click here. For more information about participating in DC-2003 click here.

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).