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News for 2005

DC-2005 Tutorial slides available

The slides of the Tutorials that were given at DC-2005 are now available in the Training section of the DCMI Web site.

DC-2006 Program Chairs and Coordinators appointed

In preparation for DC-2006, to be held 3-6 October 2006 in Manzanillo (Colima) in Mexico, Javier Solorio Lagunas of the University of Colima and Thomas Baker of DCMI have been appointed Program Chairs, while Lourdes Feria Basurto of the University of Colima and Makx Dekkers of DCMI have taken on responsibility as coordinators of the event. The Call for Papers is scheduled for publication in January 2006.

New co-chair appointed for DCMI Global Corporate Circle

Jayakumaran of Web Publishing House in Singapore has been appointed co-chair of the DCMI Global Corporate Circle and member of the DCMI Advisory Board.

Presentation on joint work between DCMI and IEEE/LOM

In the context of the joint work item between DCMI and IEEE/LOM to develop a recommended representation of the metadata elements of the IEEE Learning Object Metadata Standard in the Dublin Core Abstract Model, Mikael Nilsson made a presentation to the IEEE/LOM meeting in Orlando in October 2005 outlining the approach and the current status.

Public Comment on changes to the DCMI Type Vocabulary

The DCMI Usage Board has proposed some minor editorial changes to terms in the DCMI Type Vocabulary. The changes will be available for Public Comment until 31 January 2006.

Role properties for Dublin-Core-based metadata

The DCMI Usage Board, together with the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress, is pleased to announce the availability of a sub-set of MARC Relator terms as role properties which refine the "agent" elements of Dublin Core (Creator, Contributor, and Publisher). The use of MARC Relator terms will allow designers of Dublin-Core-based metadata applications to distinguish between different types of Contributor, such as Illustrator or Translator (see guidelines).

DC-2005 papers now online

The papers from the DC-2005 conference, held from 12-15 September 2005 in Legans (Madrid) are now online in the Dublin Core Conference Paper Repository. The Repository already contained the papers from the DC-2002 (Florence), DC-2003 (Seattle) and DC-2004 (Shanghai) conferences. Access is available through the link to Conference Papers in the left-hand navigation bar on the DCMI Home page.

Multimedia presentation for the DC-2006 in Mexico

The organizing committee of DC-2006, to be held 3-6 October 2006 in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, has made available a multimedia presentation with information about the University of Colima and the venue for the conference next year.

DCMI Usage Board meets in Madrid

The DCMI Usage Board met in Madrid on 9-10 September 2005. A large batch of editorial changes to existing elements and Type Vocabulary terms clarifications of wording, updated references, and the like will be posted on 7 November 2005 for a public comment period prior to final approval. The comment period will also cover revisions to existing recommendations related to Dublin Core Structured Values.

DC-2005 in Madrid well attended

this year's conference and workshop, DC-2005, that was held from 12 through 15 September 2005 in Legan├ęs (Madrid) was attended by 214 attendes from 33 countries. Participants were enthusiastic about the facilities provided by the University of Carlos III and the programme, including four keynotes, five tutorials, fourteen long papers, eighteen short papers, fourteen Working Group meetings and ten special sessions. More information is available on the conference Web site, and the papers are expected to be available soon in the Dublin Core Conference Paper Repository.