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News for 2003

New Working Group chairs appointed

In the last two months, a number of new chairs have been appointed. Andy Powell (UKOLN, UK) is the new chair of the Architecture Working Group; Stu Weibel (OCLC, USA) replaces José Borbinha (National Library of Portugal) as co-chair of the Agents Working Group; Helen Josephine (Intel Library, USA) and Sarah Rice (Seneb Consulting, USA) are the new co-chairs of the Global Corporate Circle; John Roberts (Archives New Zealand) replaces Andrew Wilson (National Archives of Australia) as co-chair of the Government Working Group; Karen Rollitt (National Library of New Zealand) replaces Olga Barysheva (National Library of Russia) as co-chair of the Localization and Internationalization Working Group; and Robina Clayphan (The British Library, UK) replaces Rebecca Guenther (Library of Congress, USA) as chair of the Libraries Working Group.

Revised charters approved for Citation, Collection Description, and Libraries Working Groups

Following the DC-2003 workshop sessions, several Working Groups have been revising their charters. The revised charters of the Citation, Collection Description, and Libraries Working Groups have been approved by the Advisory Board over the last month, and revised charters of the Accessibility, Agents, Education, Government, Registies, Tools and User Documentation Working Groups are under discussion.

High turnout for DC-2003

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.

Final call for DC-2003

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.

September 2003 DCMI Status report now available

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...

DCMI Board of Trustees and Advisory Board meetings in Seattle

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).

Online abstracts for DC-2003 now available online

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.

Usage Board meeting in Seattle; comment period for DCMICite

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.

Deadline extended for DC-2003 Conference Hotel reservation

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.

DC-2003 Preliminary Program Schedule Available

The DC-2003 Conference and Workshop tentative schedule to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, September 28 through October 2 is available on the DC-2003 Web site. Abstracts of all papers and posters will be available online very soon. Online registration for the Conference hotel and all related activities is also available at the DC-2003 Web site. Important URLs DC-2003 Conference and Workshop Web site Online Conference and Workshop preliminary schedule Registration for all pre-Conference Workshops, Conference/DCMI Workshop, and Conference hotel Important notes and deadlines