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News for 2008

Public Comment on 'Description Set Profiles' Working Draft closed

Public Comment on the Working Draft "Description Set Profiles: A constraint language for Dublin Core Application Profiles" is now closed. Comments received will be further discussed on the DC-ARCHITECTURE mailing list.

Siderean Software sponsors DCMI/RDA Task Group

Siderean Software, Inc., a Los Angeles-based semantic search company, has joined the British Library in stepping forward to assist in funding the DCMI/RDA Task Group. "The efforts of the library community in developing next-generation standards for cataloging metadata has the potential to inform the work of the Semantic Web community in ways that go far beyond its application to libraries," said Bradley Allen, Founder and CTO of Siderean. "Siderean is pleased to be able to help out by providing funding assistance for the DCMI/RDA project.

DC-2008 Call for Papers is now closed

After expiration of the two-week extension of the submission deadline, the Call for Papers for DC-2008 is now closed. A press release (in English and in German) issued by the organization committee of DC-2008 outlines the main aspects of the program. For further information, see the conference Web site.

The British Library sponsors DCMI/RDA Task Group

The DCMI Directorate and the chairs of the DCMI/RDA Task Group are happy to announce that The British Library has agreed to provide financial support to the activities of the DCMI/RDA Task Group. See also the Activity Sponsor page of the DCMI Partnership Program.

DCMI Status report March 2008 published

The March 2008 Status Report is now available, covering the period from August 2007 through March 2008. Read the report...

Guidelines for Application Profiles under development

The DCMI Directorate has awarded a contract to Karen Coyle to write user-oriented "Guidelines for Dublin Core Application Profiles". The guidelines will provide an overview of recent work on a formal Description Set Profile specification in the context of the Singapore Framework for Dublin Core Application Profiles together with good-practice examples.

Invitation to join the DCMI Partnership Program

The DCMI Directorate invites organizations to join the new DCMI Partnership Program. This program is intended for organizations that want to associate themselves with DCMI and provide financial support to the activities of DCMI. There are several levels and options in the program that may be of interest to companies and public organizations. For further information, see the Partnership Program page.

Press release: DC-2008 announcement of program and extension of submission deadline for papers

A further press release (in English and in German) has been issued by the organization committee of DC-2008, the eighth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Berlin, Germany, from 22 to 26 September 2008 under the title Metadata for Semantic and Social Applications. The press release outlines the main aspects of the program. Please note that the deadline for submission of papers has been extended to 13 April 2008.

Public Comment on 'Description Set Profiles' Working Draft

Public Comment will be held on the Working Draft "Description Set Profiles: A constraint language for Dublin Core Application Profiles" (and accompanying XML schema for the XML representation) from 31 March through 28 April 2008. As described in the "Singapore Framework for Dublin Core Application Profiles", this specification offers a simple constraint language for Dublin Core metadata on the basis of the DCMI Abstract Model. Interested members of the public are invited to post comments to the DC-ARCHITECTURE mailing list, including "[Public Comment]" in the subject line.

DCMI issues two calls for tender

DCMI has issued two calls for tender. We are soliciting offers for the production of Guidelines for implementing application profiles, and for the development of Promotional materials for Affiliates and sponsors. Both calls are open until 29 February 2008.