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News for 2008

New Platinum partner: Infocom Corporation

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that Infocom Corporation, the Japanese company that develops InfoLib, an integrated multimedia search system that is based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, has become a Platinum Partner in the DCMI Partnership Program.

DC-2008 preliminary program published

The preliminary program for DC-2008 is now available. There are four keynote speakers on the program: On 23 September Kurt Mehlhorn (Max-Planck-Institut fr Informatik) and Jennifer Trant (Archives Museum Informatics); on 24 September Ute Schwens (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek); and on 25 September Paul Miller (Talis). Apart from the 12 papers, 8 project reports and 12 posters that have been accepted, there will be Tutorials on Monday 22 September, 18 workshop sessions on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 September, and six seminars on Friday 26 September.

DC-2008: online registration to open soon, early bird discount until 15 July

The online registration for DC-2008, to be held from 22 through 26 September in Berlin, will open soon. An early bird discount will be available until 15 July 2008. Please check the registration page at the conference Web site for further announcements.

DCMI Registry Task Group: call for participation

A DCMI Registry Task Group has been set up with the primary aims of developing shared functional requirements and inter-registry interoperability issues. This group is currently recruiting participants. Those with an interest in metadata schema registries, terminology registries, ontology registries and metadata vocabulary management are invited to visit the Task Group's Wiki for further information, news, upcoming events and opportunities to contribute.

New moderators for DCMI Libraries Community

After almost five years of service, Robina Clayphan of the British Library has stepped down as moderator of the DCMI Libraries Community. The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that Christine Frodl of the German National Library and Stefanie Rhle of the State and University Library Gttingen have agreed to co-moderate the group. We want to thank Robina for all the work she has done over the years and wish Christine and Stefanie success in their new role.

Further news on preparations for DC-2008

Preparations for DC-2008, to be held in Berlin from 22 though 26 September 2008, are progressing well. In addition to the two keynote speakers already announced, Kurt Mehlhorn of Max Planck Society and Ute Schwens of the German National Library, the organizing committee has found Paul Miller of Talis willing to give a keynote at the conference. The paper review process has been completed. Of the 70 submissions received, 12 full papers, 8 project reports and 12 posters have been accepted.

National Library Board Singapore renews Affiliation

The National Library Board Singapore, a DCMI Affiliate since 2005, has extended its Affiliation until 2011.

DC-2008 Registration and Accommodation

The early bird registration for DC-2008 is scheduled to open on 1 June 2008. An individual online registration system will be available on the conference Web site. To find the perfect accommodation for your stay during the conference, we have picked some well-equipped and conveniently located hotels for you. Participants are now welcome to book their accommodation online.

DC-2008: first two Keynote speakers announced and review process started

The organizing committee of DC-2008 is pleased to announce two of four keynote speakers for this year's conference: Kurt Mehlhorn (Max Planck Society), and Ute Schwens (German National Library). In addition to this keynotes there will be paper and poster presentations and several open meetings of DCMI Communities, Task Groups and on other topics of interest to the community. Following the Call for Papers, the Program Committee received over 70 submissions for papers, posters and project reports that will be evaluated by 53 reviewers until 15 May 2008.

National Library of Finland renews Affiliation

The National Library of Finland, the first organization to join the DCMI Affiliate Program in 2003, has extended its Affiliation until 2011.