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News for 2018

A Successful DCMI 2018 Conference

The DCMI Annual Conference was held last week, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. The conference was co-located with TPDL which meant that while many people arrived as part of one community, all left with the experience and appreciation of two! The full conference proceedings are now available, with copies of presentation slides where appropriate. Some photographs of the conference can be found on Flickr, tagged with 'dcmi18'.

Webinar: SKOS - Overview and Modeling of Controlled Vocabularies

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018, 14:00 UTC ([convert this time to your local timezone here]()) and is free for DCMI members. SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) is the recommendation of the W3C to represent and publish datasets for classifications, thesauri, subject headings, glossaries and other types of controlled vocabularies and knowledge organization systems in general. The first part of the webinar includes an overview of the technologies of the semantic web and shows in detail the different elements of the SKOS model.

Webinar: SKOS - Overview and Modeling of Controlled Vocabularies

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) is the recommendation of the W3C to represent and publish datasets for classifications, thesauri, subject headings, glossaries and other types of controlled vocabularies and knowledge organization systems in general. The first part of the webinar includes an overview of the technologies of the semantic web and shows in detail the different elements of the SKOS model.

DCMI 2018 Conference Programme Published

The conference programme for DCMI 2018 has now been published. With an exciting mixture of 3 keynotes, papers, presentations, workshops and working meetings, this year's conference promises to continue the excellent tradition of DCMI annual events. (and all this in the wonderful location of Porto, Portugal!). Register now!

Webinar: The Current State of Automated Content Tagging: Dangers and Opportunities

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. There are real opportunities to use technology to automate content tagging, and there are real dangers that automated content tagging will sometimes inappropriately promote and obscure content. We’ve all heard talks about AI, but little detail about how these applications actually work. Recently I’ve been working with clients to explore the current state of the art of so-called AI technology, and to trial several of these tools with research, policy and general news content.

Webinar: The Role of Dublin Core Metadata in the Expanding Digital and Analytical Skill Set Required by Data-Driven Organizations

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 12, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. Many areas of our world are being subject to digitalisation as leaders and policymakers embrace the possibilities that can be harnessed through the capturing and exploiting of data. New business models are being developed, and new revenue streams are being uncovered that require a solid and recognised data competence capacity.

Registration for DCMI 2018 now open

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the annual Dublinc Core conference to be held in Porto, Portugal, 10-13th September 2018. This year's conference is co-located with TPDL 2018. By registering once for the DCMI conference you will automatically have free access to the TPDL conference programme as well! Click here for more details about DCMI 2018, and how to register for the conference. We look forward to seeing you in Porto!

Webinar: Introduction to Metadata Application Profiles

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. Successful data sharing requires that users of your data understand the data format, the data semantics, and the rules that govern your particular use of terms and values. Sharing often means the creation of “cross-walks” that transfer data from one schema to another using some or all of this information.

JTDC 2018 - A Doctoral Consortium

Update: The deadlines for submissions have been revised, so there is still time to submit! New dates: July 01, 2018 – Submissions deadline (submissions by email to jlb@tecnico.ulisboa.pt) July 08, 2018 – Notifications of acceptance September, 10, 2018 – JTDC 2018 workshop session In addition to the main DCMI conference (co-located with TPDL) in Porto in September, DCMI is also collaborating with TPDL to host JTDC 2018, described as a "Doctoral Consortium".

Webinar: A Linked Data Competency Framework for Educators and Learners

Update: the recording of this webinar is now available on YouTube This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. Linked Data is recognized as one of the underpinnings for open data, open science, and data-driven research and learning in the Semantic Web era. Questions still exist, however, about what should be expected as Linked Data related knowledge, skills, and learning outcomes, and where to find relevant learning materials.