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Valentine Charles and Stuart Sutton named by DCMI to co-chair Community Specifications Committee

The Governing Board of DCMI is pleased to announce the appointment of Valentine Charles and Stuart Sutton as co-chairs of the new Community Specifications Committee (CSC). Valentine currently serves as a Research and Development Coordinator with Europeana. Stuart is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Information School of the University of Washington and Managing Director of DCMI. The CSC is a new committee that functions under DCMI's Technical Board and is charged with supporting the stakeholder community, working with DCMI Communities and Task Groups as well as appropriate DCMI members and stakeholder organizations in the development of new specifications and vocabularies and their publication as DCMI Community Specifications.

Become a DC-2014 sponsor!

The Texas Digital Library and the Conference Committee for DC-2014 in Austin Texas in October are pleased to offer a limited number of sponsors the opportunity to present themselves directly to the conference participants and to a global audience beyond the conference venue. The sponsorship categories for DC-2014 range from provision of fellowship funding to support access to the conference and pre- and post-conference activities by recipients otherwise unable to attend to flash drives containing the open proceedings.

Extension of DC-2014 'Call for Participation' to 17 May 2014

The deadline for submission of full papers, project reports and posters to the peer reviewed program for DC-2014 in Austin, Texas has been extended by two weeks to 17 May 2014. In addition to submissions related to the conference theme Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory, submissions are welcome on any topic addressing metadata models, technologies and applications. Submissions describing innovative best practices in metadata are welcome from practitioners as well as researchers and application developers.

Inaugural chairs named to DCMI Advisory Board standing committees

DCMI is pleased to announce the inaugural chairs of the Advisory Board's new standing committees. Ana Alice Baptista, University of Minho, Portugal, and Wei (Keven) Liu, Shanghai Library will serve as co-chairs of the Education & Outreach Committee. Muriel Foulonneau, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg, and Emma Tonkin, King's College London will co-chair the Conferences & Meetings Committee. The inaugural chairs will shepherd their respective committees through refinement of the committee charges and formulation or working processes.

DCMI announces completion of governance restructuring

DCMI is pleased to announce the completion of the restructuring of its governance and management. The first phase of the structuring was complete in June 2013 when DCMI ceased operations as a Company Limited by Guarantee in Singapore and became a project of ASIS&T. The second phase of the restructuring began at the annual meeting of the Oversight and Advisory Boards at DC-2013 in Lisbon in September 2013. The primary goals of the restructuring were to first reduce the management overhead of the Initiative and second to broaden the base of governance with greater responsibilities in the work of the Initiative being assumed by the community through a new 3-board structure with standing committees.

DCMI Regional Meeting: 'Making Metadata Work', 23 June 2014, London

A DCMI Regional Meeting will be held in London jointly with partners ISKO-UK and BCS/IRSG (aka the UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization and the Information Retrieval Special Interest Group of the Chartered Institute for IT, respectively) on Monday 23 June 2014. A workshop in the morning will address Vocabularies and the potential for linkage, including follow-up on some of the topics discussed in the Vocabulary Day at DC-2013.

DCMI names Kai Eckert as Co-Chair of the Usage Board

DCMI is pleased to announce the appointment of Kai Eckert as Co-Chair of the Usage Board. Kai currently serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Research Group Data and Web Science at University of Mannheim. The Research Group conducts research on methods for managing, integrating and mining large-amounts of heterogeneous information within enterprise and open Web contexts. Most recently, Kai served as Co-Chair of DCMI's Metadata Provenance Task Group. The DCMI Usage Board serves as the arbiter of DCMI namespaces and other specifications.

DCMI names Advisory Board inaugural Chair and Chair-Elect

DCMI is pleased to announce that Marcia Zeng has been elected as inaugural Chair of its Advisory Board and Joseph Busch as Chair-Elect. The Advisory Board is a primary source of expertise informing DCMI activities, serving as DCMI ambassadors, maintaining links between stakeholders in the DCMI community and DCMI, liaising with other metadata and content communities, and serving as a voice of their constituents by drawing the attention of the Initiative to constituent concerns as potential DCMI "work themes".

DCMI names Kai Eckert as Co-Chair of the Usage Board

DCMI is pleased to announce the appointment of Kai Eckert as Co-Chair of the Usage Board. Kai currently serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Research Group Data and Web Science at University of Mannheim. The Research Group conducts research on methods for managing, integrating and mining large-amounts of heterogeneous information within enterprise and open Web contexts. Most recently, Kai served as Co-Chair of DCMI's Metadata Provenance Task Group. The DCMI Usage Board serves as the arbiter of DCMI namespaces and other specifications.

The W3C 'Dublin Core to PROV Mapping' designated a DCMI Recommended Resource

The W3C Working Group Note Dublin Core to PROV Mapping has been designated a DCMI Recommended Resource. The document provides a mapping between the PROV-O OWL2 ontology and the Dublin Core Terms Vocabulary. The Dublin Core Metadata Terms mapping document is part of the PROV family of documents defining various aspects that are necessary to achieve the vision of inter-operable interchange of provenance information in heterogeneous environments such as the Web.