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News for 2005

New terms published by the Usage Board

The DCMI Usage Board is pleased to announce the creation of several new terms -- an encoding scheme for National Library of Medicine Classification; Instructional Method; and three elements related to the method, policy, and periodicity of collection accrual (see the Usage Board decisions page). The Usage Board will meet next on 9-10 September 2005, before DC-2005 in Madrid. Please contact Thomas Baker for further information.

New version of Dublin Core user guide available

A new version of Using Dublin Core, the official user guide to Dublin Core metadata, is now available. The updated version includes guidance for new terms approved by the Usage Board, as well as new sections on the DCMI Abstract Model and references to newly recommended documentation available for implementers.

DC-2005 Call for Papers now closed, Call for Exhibitors still open until 15 July 2005

The Call for Papers for DC-2005 is now closed. The Program Committee will review the received papers and communicate acceptance of papers to the authors by 1 June 2005. The Call for Exhibitors is still open to 15 July 2005. For any further information about these calls, please contact dc2005@fund.uc3m.es.

Two documents available for Public Comment

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that two documents are now available for public comment until 18 May 2005. These are Guidelines for Encoding Bibliographic Citation Information in Dublin Core Metadata and Element Refinement in Dublin Core Metadata. Comments should be sent to the DC-General mailing list. For further information see the Public Comment page.

Usage Board meeting to take place on 19-20 May 2005 in Washington, DC.

The DCMI Usage Board will meet on 19-20 May 2005 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Please contact Tom Baker for further information.

DC-2005 Call for Papers extended to 15 April 2005

The Call for Papers for DC-2005, to be hosted by the University Carlos III of Madrid in Legans (Madrid) on 12-15 September 2005, has been extended to 15 April 2005. At the same time, the deadline for the Call for Exhibitors has been extended. If you want to make a proposal as exhibitor at DC-2005, you can complete the Call for Exhibitors form until shortly before the Conference, but you are invited to do so before 15 July 2005.

DC-2005 Call for Papers and Call for Exhibitors

The Call for Papers and Call for Exhibitors for DC-2005, to be hosted by the University Carlos III of Madrid in Legans (Madrid) on 12-15 September 2005, are available on the conference Web site, http://dc2005.uc3m.es. Both calls are open until 1 April 2005.

DCMI Abstract Model published as DCMI Recommendation

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that after the Public Comment period that took place in February 2005, the DCMI Abstract Model is now published as a DCMI Recommendation. The document is primarily aimed at the developers of software applications that support Dublin Core metadata, people involved in developing new syntax encoding guidelines for Dublin Core metadata and those people developing metadata application profiles based on the Dublin Core.

DCMI Status report March 2005 published

Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period October 2004-March 2005. More information...

DC-2005 Web site now available with Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee of DC-2005, to be hosted by the University Carlos III of Madrid in Legans (Madrid) on 12-15 September 2005, has opened the conference Web site, http://dc2005.uc3m.es with the Call for Papers. The call is open until 1 April 2005.