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News for 2007

DCMI Board of Trustees, Usage Board to meet in March

The next meetings of the DCMI Board of Trustees and Usage Board will take place in Barcelona in March 2007 at the premises of Barcelona Media. The Usage Board meeting is scheduled for 16 and 17 March, while the Trustees will meet on 18 March 2007.

Public Comment on a DCMI vocabulary of domain and range classes

In connection with the revision of the DCMI Abstract Model, Andy Powell has developed a proposal for a vocabulary of classes and their use as the domains and ranges of metadata elements maintained by DCMI. Domains and ranges specify -- in a form usable for inferencing -- what kind of described resources and value resources are associated with a given property. The assignment of formal domains and ranges makes the meanings implicit in natural-language definitions available for machine processing.

Public comment for revision of DCMI Abstract Model

The DCMI Abstract Model, which attained the status of DCMI Recommendation in March 2005, has been revised in light of discussion and feedback from the DCMI Architecture Working Group, the DCMI Usage Board, and the broader community. This revised version of the Abstract Model has been posted for a four-week public comment period. A revised DCMI Namespace Policy proposing a new DCMI namespace for Abstract Model entities has been posted for comment at the same time.

DC-2007 Call for Papers published, deadline for submissions 2 April 2007

The Program Committee for DC-2007, to be held in Singapore from 27 through 31 August 2007, has issued the Call for Papers for the conference. Please note that the deadline for submission of papers is 2 April 2007.