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News from 2012

The Ibero-American DCMI community has created Cafeteria DCMI on Facebook for sharing and metadata discussions in Spanish and Portuguese. Espaço de partilha e discussão da comunidade Ibero-Americana de metadados / Espacio de intercambio y discusión de la comunidad Iberoamericana de metadatos. Join the conversation!

DCMI is very pleased to announce that the Information School of the University of Washington has joined DCMI as a Gold Partner with membership through 31 December 2012. Please see the 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 metadata audience.

The DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group will be holding its inaugural Meeting in London on 26 April 2012 in conjunction with the _blank">DCMI Vocabulary Management Community . The meetings will be followed on 27 April by a seminar examining the impact of the London Meeting of 2007, which brought DCMI and the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) together to build the RDA Vocabularies. The DCMI meetings on the 26th will be free and open to all.

A NISO/DCMI Webinar, will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 22 February 2012. Library cataloging practice continues to have elements of the era of printed catalogs and alphabetized cards, and needs to modernize to take advantage of new information technologies. Karen Coyle will present her "five stars of library data," an analysis of the changes needed and some steps that libraries can begin to take immediately. She will also discuss the "open world" view of the linked data movement and how this view can increase the visibility of libraries in the global information space.