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News for 2004

DC-2005 to be held 12-15 September 2005 in Madrid, Spain

The DCMI Directorate is very pleased to announce that DC-2005, next year's International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, will take place 12-15 September 2005 at the University Carlos III of Madrid at its Legan├ęs campus just south of Madrid. More news about the conference will be published on the DCMI Web site in January 2005.

New chairs appointed for DCMI Agents Working Group

The DCMI Directorate, in consultation with the DCMI Advisory Board, has appointed Andrew Wilson of the National Archives of Australia and John Roberts of Archives New Zealand as chairs of the DCMI Agents Working Group, taking over from John Kunze and Stuart Weibel.

Several documents updated on the DCMI Web site

The DCMI Metadata Terms and the Reference description of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1 have been republished with some minor editorial changes, repairing two links to the specifications of ISO3166 and MIME. Several Working Group Web pages have been updated with reports of meetings at DC-2004 and new workplans for next year.

DC-2004 in Shanghai successful

DC-2004, this year's International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, that took place in Shanghai, China from 11 to 14 October was a great success. There were 160 participants from 21 countries, representing a wide range of domains: corporate, governments, libraries, archives, universities, education, computer science and international organisations. The closing presentation is available at http://dublincore.org/resources/presentations/Dekkers_DC-2004_closing.pdf.

DC-2004 papers and tutorials available on-line

The papers from the DC-2004 conference in Shanghai can be accessed by clicking on the titles of the papers on the DC-2004 Conference Program Web page, as well as at http://purl.org/metadataresearch /search.jsp. The tutorial slides are available in English and Chinese from the Training resources page on the DCMI Web site.

DCMI Type Working Group de-activated

The DCMI Advisory Board, in its meeting on 15 October 2004 in Shanghai, decided to de-activate the DCMI Type Working Group.

New chairs appointed for DCMI Tools Working Group

The DCMI Directorate, in consultation with the DCMI Advisory Board, has appointed Thomas Severiens of the Institute for Science Networking Oldenburg and Harry Wagner of OCLC as chairs of the DCMI Tools Working Group, taking over from Roland Schwnzl who passed away this summer.

Summary of DC Usage Board Meeting in Shanghai

The Usage Board has published a summary of the main decisions taken at its meeting at DC-2004 in Shanghai on 9-10 October 2004. These decisions include the approval of five new terms related to education, accessibility, and collection description; the endorsement of MARC Relator terms as sub-properties of Contributor; and clarification of a method for endorsing non-DCMI-maintained identifiers for use as vocabulary encoding schemes. Note that Usage Board decisions are not considered official until decision documents are finalized and published on the DCMI Web site.

DCMI Status report September 2004 published

Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period March-September 2004. More information...

Usage Board announces new DCMI term 'Provenance'

The Usage Board has announced the approval of a new term: "Provenance". The full text of the decision can be found from the Usage Board Decisions Web page. The terms have been added to DCMI Metadata Terms and related documents, as well as to the RDF schema provided by DCMI and to the DCMI Registry.