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News for 2006

DCMI Status report March 2006 published

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

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.

Next steps for revision of the DCMI Type Vocabulary

Public comment was held from 8 December 2005 to 31 January 2006 on a set of proposed editorial changes to terms in the DCMI Type Vocabulary. The comments received during this period are reported in a tabular summary and will be discussed at a meeting of the DCMI Usage Board on 29-30 April 2006.

Next steps for revisions of DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point and DCMI Box

The public comment period on revisions to the legacy DCSV specifications has resulted in suggestions for minor editorial revisions. When finalized, these documents will replace the older legacy specifications as DCMI Recommendations.

Translations of DC-2006 Call for Papers in Spanish and French

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.

Joe Tennis joins DCMI Usage Board

The DCMI Directorate has appointed Dr. Joseph Tennis, Assistant Professor at The University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, to the DCMI Usage Board.

Meetings DCMI Board of Trustees and Usage Board

Both the DCMI Board of Trustees and the DCMI Usage Board will meet in Seattle, Washington, USA. The Usage Board meeting is planned for 29 and 30 April 2006, while the Board of Trustees will meet on the first of May, 2006.

Public Comment for DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point and DCMI Box

The Usage Board has updated the specifications for DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point, and DCMI Box to bring their language in line with the DCMI Abstract Model. These changes have been posted for a 30-day comment period, after which they will replace the legacy DCMI Recommendations. More information...

Call for Tender for the production of documentation

DCMI has issued a Call for Tender for brief texts and presentations explaining the rationale and business case for Dublin Core metadata to non-experts.

DC-2005 Tutorial slides now available in PDF

The slides of the Tutorials that were given at DC-2005 are now available in PDF from the Training section of the DCMI Web site.