News for 2004
Paul Miller to represent UK Affiliate on DCMI Board of Trustees
As part of the Affiliate Agreement with MLA and JISC in the UK, Paul Miller will represent the UK Affiliate on the DCMI Board of Trustees. Paul is the Director of the Common Information Environment in the UK, and was previously involved with DCMI as member of various executive and advisory committees and chair of working groups.
Public Broadcasting Metadata Directory, based on Dublin Core, to be launched
The inaugural version of the Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary (PBcore), a standard way to describe all public broadcasting content based on Dublin Core metadata, is being finalized for the launch of version 1.0 in September 2004.
The origins of the Dublin Core are firmly grounded in cross disciplinary discovery -- providing a core metadata set that others would find useful as a basis for interoperabity, and yet be able to extend to meet more elaborate requirements.
Public comment period for proposals to the Usage Board
In preparation for its next meeting on 9 and 10 October 2004 in Shanghai, China, the DCMI Usage Board is inviting comments on several proposals. There are six proposals from the DCMI Collection Description Working Group, one from the DCMI Education Working Group and one from the DCMI Accessibility Working Group. These proposals are available for Public Comment until 30 September 2004. See for more information Work in Process: Documents Available for Public Comment.
UK joins DCMI Affiliate Program
The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the further and higher education funding bodies in the UK have signed an Affiliate Agreement with DCMI, enabling the UK to become formally involved in the continued development of the Dublin Core metadata standards. MLA and JISC are the UK's official representatives, presenting the views of all UK public sector institutions at an international level.
DCMI publishes organizational By-laws
The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce the publication of the By-laws of DCMI. These By-laws define all roles, responsibilities and procedures involved in the governance of DCMI and, as such, serve as a basic description of the organization and its functioning. More information...
MMI-DC documents published for public comment
The CEN/ISSS Workshop on Dublin Core Metadata for Multimedia Information - Dublin Core (MMI-DC) of the European Committee for Standardization CEN has published several Dublin Core-related documents for public comment. More information... Usage Board announces new DCMI terms "License" and "Rights Holder" 2004-06-14, The Usage Board is pleased to announce the approval of two new terms -- "License" and "Rights Holder" -- with the status of "conforming". The new terms have been incorporated into DCMI's term documentation.
Diane Hillmann appointed co-chair of DCMI Education Working Group
Diane Hillmann has graciously agreed to become Co-chair of the DCMI Education Working Group, replacing Paul Miller who stepped down from that position recently. More information...
Usage Board announces new DCMI terms 'License' and 'Rights Holder'
The Usage Board is pleased to announce the approval of two new terms -- "License" and "Rights Holder" -- with the status of "conforming". The new terms have been incorporated into DCMI's term documentation. More information....
DCMI Status report March 2004 published
Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published the next status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, with highlights of the six months. More information...
DCMI Web site now incorporates embedded Dublin Core metadata on its Web pages
In addition to the links to RDF metadata on all pages on the DCMI Web site, we now also have embedded metadata on our pages, following the recommendation for XHTML encoding of Dublin Core metadata.