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News for 2011

National Library of Finland renews DCMI Membership

DCMI is pleased to announce that the National Library of Finland, the organization that was the first affiliate of DCMI in 2003, has decided to extend its membership for another three years until 2014.

Possible disruption Dublin Core Metadata Registry due to Japan earthquake

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, there may be disruptions in the access to the Dublin Core Metadata Registry, hosted by the Research Center for Knowledge Communities at the University of Tsukuba. We would like to express our sympathy with the victims of the earthquake and tsunami and wish our colleagues and everyone else in Japan all the strength they need in these difficult times.

Slides of joint NISO/DCMI Webinar published

The slides of the NISO/DCMI Webinar, "Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together", held on 16 March 2011 are now available for download at the Metadata Training Resources page.

Status report March 2011 published

As every six months, a new DCMI Status Report has been published. The report gives the highlights of the activities in DCMI in the last six months, including new documentation, updates of DCMI Communities and Task Groups, organizational issues, events and statistics.

DCMI Documents now licensed under Creative Commons Attribution licence

As of today, all documents published on the DCMI Web site are available for use and re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence, unless indicated otherwise. Further instructions on how to make the attribution can be found in the DCMI Document Notice.

DCMI and FOAF Project to collaborate on vocabulary alignment and preservation

DCMI and the FOAF Project have agreed in principle to tighten the alignment between DCMI Metadata Terms and the FOAF (Friend of a Friend) Vocabulary two specifications often used together in applications, especially in the Linked Data space. The agreement will include a commitment to share preservation and long-term maintenance responsibilities for FOAF's xmlns.com domain name.

NISO/DCMI Webinar 'Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together'

A NISO/DCMI Webinar, "Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together", will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 16 March 2011. Mikael Nilsson will provide a bird's-eye perspective on the respective roles of metadata syntaxes, formats, semantics, abstract models, vocabularies, and application profiles in productively managing metadata diversity. Registration for the event will close at 12:00 pm Eastern on 16 March.

DCMI is soliciting applications for Executive Officers

As part of a recruitment exercise following the independent incorporation as a not-for-profit Company limited by Guarantee in Singapore in December 2008, DCMI is soliciting applications for a number of positions in the Executive Office. The Executive Recruitment Call is open until 6 March 2011.

DC-2011 Call for Papers published

The Call for Papers for DC-2011, to be hosted by the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, 21-23 September 2011, has been published. The call solicits submissions for Full Papers; Project Reports; Posters; and Special Sessions and DCMI Community Workshop Sessions. Deadline for submissions is 16 April 2011.

MIMOS Berhad Malaysia joins DCMI Membership Program

The DCMI Executive and Oversight Committee are pleased to announce that on 1 January 2011, MIMOS Berhad of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia joined the DCMI Membership Program. MIMOS Berhad (Malaysian Institute Of Microelectronic Systems) is a strategic agency under purview of the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).