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News from 2009

We are happy to announce that the DCMI Oversight Committee has appointed Mike Teets of OCLC Inc. (Dublin, Ohio, USA) as an independent member of the Committee. At the same time, Lorcan Dempsey of OCLC has stepped down after more than seven years of involvement, first in the DCMI Board of Trustees and, since the end of 2008, in the Oversight Committee. We are very grateful to Lorcan for his efforts over the years.

The DCMI Recommendation "Expressing Dublin Core metadata using HTML/XHTML meta and link elements" has been revised with a small number of errata and an addendum with new examples.

The DCMI Status Report September 2009 is now available.

The start of DC-2009 to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, Korea is now less than three weeks away. We are still accepting registrations online for the event until 5 October 2009. After that, it will still be possible to register on-site during the event. We have made some final adjustments in the program, with the session of the DCMI Science and Metadata Community now on Tuesday 13 October, and the final program of the Special Sessions on Linked Data.

DCMI now has a presence on Twitter. There is also a Facebook group for DCMI and a Facebook page for the DC-2009 conference.

The early-bird registration for DC-2009 to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, Korea, is now closed. On-line registration for the event at regular fees will remain open until 5 October. After that, it will still be possible to register on-site during the event. This year's program includes introductory tutorials by Tom Baker and Marcia Lei Zeng; keynotes by Michael Crandall, Eunchul Lee and Alistair Miles; eight full papers and five project reports; three special sessions on functional, technical and strategic issues related to Linked Data; meetings of the DCMI Communities Localization & Internationalization, Libraries, Registry and Science & Metadata; and advanced tutorials by Sam Oh and Marcia Lei Zeng.

Today, an updated program for DC-2009, the ninth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, has been published on the conference Web site. A main update is the inclusion of the detailed program for three special sessions covering functional, technical and strategic issues of Linked Data. Registration at early-bird discount is open until 31 August 2009.

We are very pleased to announce that Infocom Corporation of Japan has renewed its Platinum Partnership status for another year starting 1 July 2009. Please see the Platinum Partner page for more details. The DCMI Partnership Program is open for all companies and organizations that want to support DCMI financially to continue its work to the benefit of the global audience.

With great sadness we have learned that Rachel Heery, a long-time participant in the Dublin Core community and member of the DCMI Advisory Board until her retirement in 2007, passed away on 24 July 2009. With her ground-breaking introduction of the idea of Application Profiles at the eighth Dublin Core workshop in Ottawa in 2000, Rachel helped move DCMI in the direction we still follow. Her numerous research and development projects as Assistant Director of UKOLN at the University of Bath (UK) made essential contributions to defining the evolving state of the art in metadata.

We are pleased to announce that the online registration for DC-2009, the ninth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009, is now open. Early bird registration is open until 31 August. Also, the preliminary program is published with the main elements of the program for the event. A further version of the program with additional details is scheduled to be published in early August.