The preliminary program for DC-2006, to be held in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico on 3-7 October 2006, is now available from the conference Web site. The conference features two keynotes, one on 3 October by Abel Packer of BIREME in Brazil and one on 6 October by Michael Crandall of the Information School at the University of Washington. In three plenary and four parallel paper sessions, 21 long and 7 short papers will be presented, while an additional seven papers will be read in a special session for reports on Portuguese and Spanish language projects. Furthermore, in the workshop track 13 working group sessions and eight special sessions are on the program. One each of the four conference days, a set of tutorials will introduce basic as well as more advanced concepts related to the implementation of Dublin Core metadata in practice.