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News for 2008

Dublin Core Metadata Registry moves to Tsukuba University

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the Dublin Core Metadata Registry has moved to the University of Tsukuba, Japan, where it will be hosted under a collaborative agreement with the Research Center for Knowledge Communities.

Maintenance update of XML schemas for DCMI terms

A set of XML schemas in support of the "Guidelines for implementing Dublin Core in XML" has been updated in light of the January 2008 release of "DCMI Metadata Terms".

Stefanie Rhle joins DCMI Usage Board

Stefanie Rhle, researcher at Gttingen State and University Library in Germany, has joined the DCMI Usage Board.

Press release: International Conference on Dublin Coreand Metadata Applications to be held for the first time in Germany

A joint press release was published by the State and University Library Gttingen, Max Planck Digital Library and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative with a further announcement 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 highlights the two main themes: Semantic applications supporting integration of information and Social applications supporting communication and collaboration.

Global Corporate Circle deactivated

Based on a decision by the DCMI Advisory Board at its meeting in Singapore on 1 September 2007, the DCMI Global Corporate Circle was deactivated in December 2007. In November 2007, a new group was established, the DCMI Knowledge Management Community, that is likely to address issues that should be of interest to corporate users of Dublin Core metadata. Members of the Global Corporate Circle are encouraged to subscribe to the mailing list of the new Community.

Major update of DCMI Metadata Terms documentation

A major maintenance update of "DCMI Metadata Terms" and the related RDF schemas has been released with improved definitions and usage comments, differentiation between Syntax Encoding Schemes and Vocabulary Encoding Schemes, and the specification of formal domains and ranges for properties. Domains and ranges specify what kind of described resources and value resources are associated with a given property e.g., that dcterms:rights refers to a dcterms:RightsStatement in support of semantic inferencing processes.

New DCMI Recommendation on Expressing Dublin Core Metadata using RDF

"Expressing Dublin Core metadata using the Resource Description Framework (RDF)" has been published as a DCMI Recommendation, replacing two legacy documents: "Expressing Simple Dublin Core in RDF/XML" and "Expressing Qualified Dublin Core in RDF/XML". As discussed in "Notes on DCMI specifications for Dublin Core metadata in RDF", the new, reengineered Recommendation provides a substantially updated RDF expression of Dublin Core metadata on the basis of the DCMI Abstract Model.

US Office of the Director of National Intelligence issues threemetadata standards based on Dublin Core

An article in Federal Computer Week, published on 4 January 2008, reports that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in the USA has issued three metadata standards that are based on Dublin Core.