News for 2006
Public Comment on Expressing Dublin Core metadata using XML
Pete Johnston and Andy Powell have finalized a Working Draft on expressing Dublin Core metadata using XML. 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; a summary of technical issues has been posted there, with pointers to release notes and example schemas.
DC-2006 Call for Papers now closed
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.
DC-Tools Working Group Meeting during JCDL 2006 in Chapel Hill (NC, USA) on 15 June 2006
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.
DCMI Usage Board meets in Seattle
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.
Feedback to DCMI committees
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.
DC-2006 Call for Papers extended to 30 April 2006
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.
Revised recommendations for DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point and DCMI Box published
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 DCMI Usage Board will meet on 29 and 30 April 2006 in Seattle
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.
National Library of Korea joins the DCMI Affiliate Program
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.
Agreement signed on DCMI Conference Paper Repository
An agreement was signed in March 2006 concerning the hosting of the DCMI Conference Paper Repository. The repository is managed by Joe Tennis of the University of British Columbia, Canada, and hosted at Simon Fraser University Library in Canada. The collection includes all papers and posters of the DCMI conferences in Florence (2002), Seattle (2003), Shanghai (2004) and Madrid (2005). The Repository is built on open source software (Linux and Apache Tomcat) and displayed through Siderean Software's Seamark faceted navigation.