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News from 2006

Mikael Nilsson has finalized a Working Draft on expressing Dublin Core metadata using the Resource Description Framework. Public Comment will be held from 30 May through 27 June. Comments of a technical nature should be sent to the dc-architecture mailing list, where a summary of modeling issues has been posted. An additional document has been prepared about differences between the new draft and legacy specifications.

In response to requests from the community, the DCMI Web site now contains facilities for sending messages to several DCMI committees (the DCMI Board of Trustees, the DCMI Directorate, the DCMI Usage Board and the DCMI Advisory Board) from their Web pages as well as through the feedback page.

The DCMI Usage Board met on 29 and 30 April 2006 at the Information School of University of Washington in Seattle. The agenda included follow-up to the public comment period on DCMI Type Vocabulary and the editorial alignment of term descriptions with the DCMI Abstract Model.

the DCMI Tools Working Group will meet in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. The meeting will be held in conjunction with Metadata Tools for Digital Resource Repositories Workshop at JCDL 2006 (http://www.jcdl2006.org), in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA on 15 June 2006. An open call for workshop participation and additional workshop information are posted at: http://ils.unc.edu/mrc/jcdl_2006_tools_workshop.html.

The Call for Papers for DC-2006 is now closed. The Program Committee will review the papers received and communicate acceptance to the authors in June. The Call for Exhibitors remains open. DC-2006 will be held in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, 3 to 6 October 2006. Please see the conference Web site, http://dc2006.ucol.mx/ for further details.

The DCMI Usage Board will meet on 29 and 30 April 2006 at the University of Washington in Seattle. The agenda for the meeting includes follow-up to the public comment period on DCMI Type Vocabulary and editorial updates to metadata terms, including the possible assignment of formal domains and ranges.

Following a public comment period, revised specifications for DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point, and DCMI Box have superseded older versions as DCMI Recommendations. DCMI Status report March 2006 published 2006-03-13, Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period September 2005 to March 2006. Read the report... Documentation contracts awarded 2006-03-13, In order to improve the availability of basic user documentation, the DCMI Directorate has awarded contracts to Andy Powell (Eduserv Foundation, UK) and Pete Johnston (UKOLN, University of Bath, UK) for a revision of the existing guidelines for implementing Dublin Core in XML; to Mikael Nilsson (Knowmania HB, Sweden) for a revision of the guidelines for expressing Dublin Core in RDF; and to the information consultant Barbara Gorson for a packet of basic introductory materials on Dublin Core.

The Call for Papers for DC-2006, to be hosted by the University of Colima in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico on 3-6 October 2006, has been extended to 30 April 2006. At the same time, the deadline for the Call for Exhibitors has been extended. Exhibitors may apply until shortly before the conference but are invited to do so before 15 July 2006. Please see the conference Web site, http://dc2006.ucol.mx/ for further details.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the National Library of Korea has joined the DCMI Affiliate Program on the first of April 2006. Korea is the fifth Affiliate in the program which already includes Finland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and New Zealand, further extending the global reach of the program.

Translations have been provided for the Call for Papers for DC-2006 in Spanish and in French. The call is still open until 15 April 2006.