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News for 2005

DC-2006 to take place in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, 3-6 October 2006

the DCMI Directorate is very pleased to be able to announce that next year's conference and workshop will be hosted by the University of Colima in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. The event will take place from Tuesday 3 through Friday 6 October 2006.

DCMI Conference Papers hosted by Simon Fraser University

Joseph T. Tennis, Assistant Professor at The University of British Columbia, along with Mark Jordan and Brian Owen of Simon Fraser University's WAC Bennett Library and Brad Allen at Siderean Software, have established the Dublin Core Conference Paper Repository. The repository provides access to the papers and posters delivered at DCMI Conferences from 2002 through 2004. Addition of the papers of DC-2005 is expected very soon. Built on open source software (MySQL, Linux, and Apache Tomcat) and displayed through Siderean Software's Seamark faceted navigation, this Repository offers the metadata community a focused and easy access to these papers.

DCMI Status report September 2005 published

Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period March to September 2005. More information...

Final DC-2005 Program

The organising committee for DC-2005, to take place 12-15 September 2005 at the University Carlos III of Madrid, Legans Campus, has published the final program for the conference and workshop. There is also a print version of the program. We are looking forward to see many of you in Madrid!

DC-2005 Program updated

The organising committee for DC-2005, to take place 12-15 September 2005 in Legans (Madrid), has published an updated agenda for the conference and workshop. Go to the registration page to book your place for this event! .

DCMI Usage Board to meet in Madrid, 9-10 September 2005

The DCMI Usage Board will meet in Madrid on 9-10 September 2005, prior to the DC-2005 conference. For more information, please contact the Chair, Tom Baker.

Public comment for revisions of four Recommendations

At their next meeting, in Madrid on 9-10 September 2005, the DCMI Usage Board will review the revised versions of four existing DCMI recommendations: Dublin Core Structured Values, the DCMI Box Encoding Scheme, the DCMI Period Encoding Scheme, and the DCMI Point Encoding Scheme. The main changes are: some examples have been removed XML encodings given in the text have been removed wordings have been modified to ensure that the documents conform to the DCMI Abstract Model (notably, the terms 'label' and 'value', used to describe the parts of the components of structured values, were replaced with new terms 'componentLabel' and 'componentValue' respectively) other minor changes of wording and layout have been applied.

Citation guidelines published as DCMI Recommendation

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that after the Public Comment period that ended in May 2005, the Guidelines for Encoding Bibliographic Citation Information in Dublin Core Metadata are now published as a DCMI Recommendation.

DC-2005 Preliminary Program online

The preliminary program for DC-2005, to be held in Madrid from 12 through 15 September, is now online. The program includes keynotes by Thomas Baker, Ricardo Baeza, Johannes Keizer and Eric Miller, presentations of 36 papers and project reports, a series of tutorials on metadata basics and numerous working group meetings.

Document explaining element refinement published as DCMI Recommended Resource

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that after the Public Comment period that ended in May 2005, the document Element Refinement in Dublin Core Metadata that describes the concept and appropriate use of element refinement as used in Dublin Core metadata, is now published as a DCMI Recommended Resource.