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News for 2003

IFLA Satellite meeting to be held at the Gttingen State and University Library

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).

July 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 three months. More information...

DCMI Usage Board met at Cornell in June

The DCMI Usage Board held a meeting at Cornell University on 16-17 June 2003 and is currently finalizing a series of decisions and documents, among which: a clarification by Andy Powell of issues related to "structured values" (to be moved through DCMI process as an addition to its guiding principles); progress on a formal declaration from Library of Congress that MARC Relator terms refine dc:contributor (and can therefore be used as Element Refinements); approval of "still image" and "moving image" as sub-types of "image" in the DCMI Type Vocabulary; approval of two new encoding schemes needed for the DCMI Libraries application profile.

DCMI Board of Trustees met in Budapest in May

The DCMI Board of Trustees mid-year meeting convened in Budapest, Hungary at the end of May to discuss ongoing activities and review organizational plans and activities for the coming months. Agenda items included the DCMI Directorate leadership transition, status of current working group activities, strategic opportunities, discussion of funding opportunities and financial status of DCMI, and progress on organization of the upcoming DC Conference in Seattle. The development and prospects of the Affiliate program occupied a significant part of the meeting, coming soon after the establishment of the National Library of Finland as DCMI's first National Affiliate.

DCMI Directorate Leadership Transition

As of July 1, 2003, Stuart Weibel has stepped down as Director of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Makx Dekkers, DCMI's Managing Director, will assume this role. Stu will continue an active role on the DCMI Board of Trustees, on the Advisory Board, and as primary liaison between DCMI and OCLC, the host of the DCMI Directorate. Learn more.

DC-Lab to Highlight DC-Based Systems & Services at DC-2003

Register for DC-2003 today! The registration form for the Conference, Tutorial, and Workshop tracks as well as pre-Conference workshops is available at [cached copy]. In addition, the new DC-Lab will provide organizations with the opportunity to present their DC-based applications to interested attendees in an informal setting. The DC-Lab will be open throughout the conference and will take place in a space accommodating approximate 6-8 simultaneous demonstrations. The facility will be equipped with a wireless network and several data projectors.

DCMI and IEEE LTSC Co-Locate in Seattle for DC-2003

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) and IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) are pleased to announce that the LTSC will be holding plenary and working group meetings in Seattle, Washington, September 30 - October 3 in conjunction with the DCMI 2003 conference ( [cached copy]). This co-location will encourage the continued exchange of ideas and joint work. Further details concerning the LTSC meetings will be made available at and linked from the DCMI conference page.

Seminar on Application of the Dublin Core Metadata Model in Spain

The National Library of Spain hosts a Seminar on the Application of the Dublin Core Metadata Model in Spain on 5 June 2003 in Madrid. The meeting is co-organized by the University Institute of Information Science and Information Management Agustín Millares of the Carlos III University in Madrid; SEDIC, the Spanish Society of Information Science and Scientific Information; and the National Library of Spain. The event will be relayed in real time by the UC3M-TV service on: http://audiovisuales.

Register now for DC-2003!

Online registration is now available for the DC-2003 Conference & Workshop to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA 28 September through 2 October 2003. The registration form can be found on the Conference Web site. Registration for the 28 September pre-conference workshops Metadata Search (sponsored by the DCMI Global Corporate Circle) and Metadata Primer (sponsored by the University of Washington Information School) are also available through the online form. The number of available participants in the pre-conference workshops is limited so early registration is encouraged.

Public comment requested for two proposals to the Usage Board

Two proposals from the DCMI Type Working Group to the Usage Board are now available for review and public comment. The public comment period for the proposals for Moving Image and Still Image is open until 13 June 2003. [More info]