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News for 2018

DCMI 2018 Conference Proceedings Published

We are pleased to announce that the full conference proceedings for the DCMI Annual Conference 2018 have been published. Thanks to all who contributed to the programme!

DCMI to Maintain the Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO)

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is pleased to announce that it has accepted responsibility for maintaining the Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO). BIBO is a long-established ontology, is very stable and is widely used in bibliographic linked-data. We are also very pleased to announce that Bruce D'Arcus has joined the DCMI Usage Board, and will act as the point of contact for issues relating to BIBO. Bruce had this to say about the decision:

Webinar: SKOS - visión general y modelado de vocabularios controlados

This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 15:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) es la recomendación del W3C para representar y publicar conjuntos de datos de clasificaciones, tesauros, encabezamientos de materia, glosarios y otros tipos de vocabularios controlados y sistemas de organización del conocimiento. La primera parte del webinar incluye una visión general de las tecnologías de la web semántica y muestra detalladamente los diferentes elementos del modelo SKOS.

Webinar: Lightweight Methodology and Tools for Developing Ontology Networks

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018, 15:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. The increasing uptake of semantic technologies is giving the ontologies the opportunity to be treated as first-class citizens within software development projects. Together with the deserved visibility and attention that ontologies are getting, it comes the responsibility for ontology development teams to combine their activities with software development practices as seamless as possible.

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.