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News for 2016

Mike Lauruhn appointed to DCMI Governing Board

DCMI is pleased to announce that Mike Lauruhn has accepted an appointment to the DCMI Governing Board as an Independent Member. Mike is Technology Research Director at Elsevier Labs and has been a longstanding participant in DCMI, serving as a member of the Education and Outreach Committee's "Linked Data for Professional Education (LD4PE) initiative" and as co-Program Chair for the DCMI annual conference in 2010. Before joining Elsevier Labs in 2010, he was a consultant with Taxonomy Strategies LLC working with numerous private companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to help define and implement taxonomies and metadata schemas.

OCLC and Internet Archive announce a revitalized PURL service

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, and" (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.

DC-2016 Preliminary Program Announced

DCMI is pleased to announce the publication of the Preliminary Program for DC-2016 at The program includes 28 Full Papers, Project Reports, and Presentations on Metadata as well as 14 Posters. Six Special Sessions on significant metadata topics as well as 6 half- and full-day Workshops round out the program. The keynote will be delivered by Bradley P. Allen, Chief Architect at Elsevier, the world's leading scientific publisher. The Final Program including the authors and abstracts of Papers, Project Reports, Posters, and Presentations on Metadata will be available on 15 August.

Dublin Core at 21

Announcing an IFLA Satellite event: Friday, August 19 at 11:30 AM at OCLC in Dublin, OH. The Dublin Core originated in 1995 at a meeting at OCLC (in the very room where this IFLA Satellite event will take place). This special event will bring an historical view of DCMI's history through people who were there when the Web was young and Dublin Core was new and evolving rapidly. Presenters will include metadata experts with long ties to Dublin Core including several who were at the original invitational meeting in 1995.

FINAL call for DC-2016 Presentations and Best Practice Posters/Demos

The submission deadline of 15 July is rapidly approaching for the Presentations and Best Practice Posters and Demos tracks at DC-2016. Both presentations and posters/demos provide the opportunity to practitioners and researchers specializing in metadata design, implementation, and use to present their work at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Copenhagen. No paper is required for presentations or posters/demos. Accepted submissions in the Presentations track will have approximately 20-25 minutes to present and 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.

DCMI announces Workshop series for DC-2016

DCMI is proud to announce a series of four workshops as part of the Professional program at DC-2016. Both half-day and full-day workshops are available. Abstracts of the workshops are available at Delegates to DC-2016 may register for both the International Conference and the Workshops individually at Day and half-day rates for individual workshops are also available.

DCMI opens registration for DC-2016

Registration for DC-2016 is now open at The International Conference takes place on 13-14 October and the Workshop Series on 15-16. Separate registrations are available for the Conference and Workshops. DC-2016 in Copenhagen is collocated in the same venue with the ASIST Annual Meeting that takes place from 14-18 October. Special rates for the ASIST meeting are available to DCMI members. The program for DC-2016 will include papers, project reports, posters (research and best practice) and presentations on metadata.

Deadline of 15 July for DC-2016 Presentations and Best Practice Poster tracks

The deadline of 15 July is approaching for abstract submissions for the Presentations on Metadata track and the Best Practice Poster track for DC-2016 in Copenhagen. Both tracks provide metadata practitioners and researchers the opportunity to present their work in Copenhagen. Neither of the tracks require a paper submission. Submit your proposal abstract for either track at Selections for presentation in Copenhagen will be made by the DC-2016 Organizing Team.

Call for Participation and Demos: NKOS Dublin Core workshop

The 16th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop will take place at the DC-2016 conference in Copenhagen. Proposals are invited for the following: (a) Presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time, potentially longer if warranted) on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below). An option for a short 5 minute project report presentation is also possible; and (b) Demos on work related to the themes of the workshop.

DCMI opens Presentation Track for DC-2016

The Conference Committee for DC-2016 is pleased to announce that it has opened a Presentation Track for DC-2016 in Copenhagen to provide developers, practitioners, and researchers with the opportunity to present on interesting metadata topics in the areas of metadata services, development and deployment projects, metadata explorations underway, and other innovative developments in the metadata ecosystem. Selections will be made by the Professional Program Committee. The presentations will become part of the permanent record of the DC-2016 conference and will be openly available.