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News from 2016

The DCMI Governing Board is pleased to announce that University of Edinburgh has joined DCMI as an Institutional Member. The University of Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of academic excellence with the mission to create, disseminate and curate knowledge. As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.

DCMI is pleased to announce that Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) has joined DCMI as an Institutional Member. SUB Göttingen is one of most important research libraries in Germany, plays a leading role in a large number of national and international projects involving the optimization of literature and information provision and the establishment and development of digital research and information infrastructures. Its scope of activities include the cooperative development of a Germany-wide service infrastructure for the acquisition, licensing and provision of electronic resources; the coordination of large-scale joint research projects for developing research infrastructures in the humanities and cultural sciences in Germany; and the consortial establishment of Open Access research infrastructures linked across Europe and the world.

DCMI is pleased to announce that Synaptica is supporting DC-2016 in Copenhagen as a Gold Sponsor. Since 1995, Synaptica has been developing innovative software tools for organizing, indexing and classifying information, and for discovering knowledge. All of Synaptica's award-winning software products are built on a foundation of open standards and a commitment to client-led solutions and uncompromising customer service. Synaptica's Linked Canvas will be featured in a demonstration during the Conference Opening Reception.

Stuart Sutton has announced his intention to step down as DCMI Managing Director effective 30 June 2017. Over the coming months, the DCMI Executive Committee and the Governing Board will be engaged in succession planning and the process of replacing the Managing Director. For additional information concerning the succession and appointment process, contact DCMI Chair-Elect Paul Walk at p[dot]walk[at]ed[dot]ac[dot]uk. Future announcements concerning the succession process will be posted here from time to time.

DC-2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark on 13-16 October is rapidly approaching. The program promises a rich array of papers, project reports, presentations, demonstrations, posters, special panels, workshops and an exciting keynote by Elsevier's Bradley Allen. You will not want to miss this one! Register now at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg16.

The Danish Bibliographic Centre (DBC) joins in supporting DC-2016 in Copenhagen as Sponsor of the Conference Delegate Bags. The DBC's main task in Denmark is the development and maintenance of the bibliographic and IT infrastructure of Danish libraries. The DBC handles registration of books, music, AV materials, Internet documents, articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines in the National Bibliography, develops Danbib, the Danish union catalogue, and the infrastructure for interlibrary loan.

The DCMI Governing Board is pleased to announce that Ana Alice Baptista has been appointed to the DCMI Governing Board as an Independent Member. She also assumes the role of Chair-Elect of the Governing Board at the closing ceremony of DC-2016 in Copenhagen. She will succeed Paul Walk as Chair of the Board in 2017. Ana is a professor at the Information Systems Department and a researcher at ALGORITMI Center, both at University of Minho, Portugal.

DCMI is pleased to announce that Tongfang Co., Ltd. has become the DC-2016 Reception Sponsor. Tongfang is a high-tech company established in 1997. Over the years, Tongfang has taken 'developing into a world-class high-tech enterprise' as its goal, and 'serving the society with science and technology' as its mission. The company, by making use of strengths of Tsinghua University in research and human resources, has been implementing such strategies as 'technology + capital', 'cooperation and development' and 'branding + internationalization'.

DCMI is pleased to announce that Shanghai RFID System Technology Co., Ltd., has become a Gold Sponsor of DC-2016 in Copenhagen. Founded on October 10, 2004, Shanghai RFID System Technology Co., Ltd. is a leading automatic management solution provider for libraries in China. The library of Chenyi College, Jimei University was the first library installed with RFID automatic system in China. In the past 12 years, the company has provided services for more than 400 libraries in China such as National Library of China, Shanghai Library, and Hangzhou Library.

Today, OCLC and Internet Archive announced that the two "organizations have worked together to build a new sustainable PURL service hosted by Internet Archive that will manage existing and future persistent URLs and sub-domain redirections for purl.org, purl.com and purl.net." (OCLC press release) All previous PURLs have been transferred to the Internet Archive and ongoing maintenance by their owners will continue within a significantly improved context. The new interface is located at http://www.