News and Announcements
GSLIS at Simmons College joins DCMI as Institutional Member
DCMI is please to announce that the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston, USA, has joined DCMI as an Institutional Member in the Initiative's revised membership programs. As one of the top programs in the U.S., GSLIS strives to be innovative, bold and dedicated to making a difference in the world of libraries, archives, museums, and in the information industries. Associate Professor Daniel N. Joudrey will represent GSLIS on the DCMI Oversight Committee.
NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Public Sector Administration
A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Makx Dekkers and Stijn Goedertier will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time on 30 October 2013 (17:00 UTC - see World Clock: http://bit.ly/19EvBJe). One key challenge for e-Government programs around the world has been the lack of easily accessible information about the metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies, code lists, and other reference data that provide interoperability among a broad diversity of data sources. The Asset Description Metadata Schema was developed for exchanging information about such "interoperability assets".
392 participants gather in Lisbon for the collocated DC-2013/iPRES-2013 conferences
The collocated conferences for DC-2013 and iPRES-2013 in Lisbon attracted 392 participants from over 37 countries. In addition to the Tuesday through Thursday conference days comprised of peer-reviewed paper and special sessions, 223 participants attended pre-conference tutorials and 246 participated in post-conference workshops for the collocated events. The peer-reviewed papers and presentations are available on the conference website Presentation page. In sum, it was a great conference.
DCMI launches Individual Member program
On 12 September, DCMI launched its Individual Member program. In addition to Individual Members financially supporting the work of DCMI, they also enjoy the benefits of reduced registration fees for the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications and webinars and tutorials. Regular Individual Memberships are available for practicing professionals as well as a Student category. Retired professionals can join at the Student rate. Organizational memberships remain available for Regional, Institutional and Supporting members.
Infocom Corporation renews DCMI Supporting Membership
DCMI is very pleased to announce that Infocom Corporation of Japan has renewed its Supporting Member status until 30 June 2014. Please see the Supporting Member section on the membership page for more details. The Supporting Member program is open for all companies and organizations that want to support DCMI financially to continue its work to the benefit of the global audience.
Karen Coyle and Sam Oh to lead sessions at DCMI-AsiaPac workshop
The DCMI-AsiaPac workshop titled "RDA, DC and Linked Data" takes place in Singapore on 15 August in conjunction with IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013. Karen Coyle will lead the morning session of the workshop and will introduce attendees to the basics of Linked Data, including important vocabulary and concepts. Using familiar examples, participants will build some linked data together and will end with a survey of Linked Data projects in the library community.
NISO/DCMI Webinar: Implementing Linked Data in Developing Countries and Low-Resource Conditions
A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Johannes Keizer and Caterina Caracciolo will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time on 25 September 2013 (17:00 UTC - see World Clock: http://bit.ly/18LAQwh). Open data is a crucial prerequisite for inventing and disseminating the innovative practices needed for agricultural development. To be usable, data must not just be open in principle -- i.e., covered by licenses that allow re-use. Data must also be published in a technical form that allows it to be integrated into a wide range of applications.
Final Program published for DC-2013
The Conference Committee of DC-2013 has published the final program of the event. On Monday, 2 September, there will be four half-day Tutorials in parallel tracks with Ivan Herman, Steven Mill, Kai Eckert and Daniel Garijo. The conference on Tuesday through Thursday, 3-5 September, includes three keynotes, paper sessions, project reports, posters, and an array of special sessions. Friday, 6 September is devoted to two full-day workshops: (1) CAMP-4-Data (Cyberinfrastructure and Metadata Protocols); and (2) VocDay 2013 (Managing Vocabularies).
RDF representations of Collection Description vocabularies updated
The RDF representations of the vocabularies created in 2007 to support the Dublin Core Collections Application Profile  have been updated. The Accrual Method , Accrual Policy , and Frequency  vocabularies are now declared as SKOS Concept Schemes. These vocabularies (and their PURLs), along with Collection Description Terms  and the Collection Description Type vocabulary , fall under DCMI's policy for the persistence of formal documents and machine-readable schemas published on the DCMI website .
DCMI and ASIS announce management partnership
On 30 June 2013, DCMI reaches a significant milestone in its history when it ceases operations in Singapore as a company limited by guarantee and starts the next phase of its development as a project of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). DCMI and ASIST share a common goal to advance the "research that drives and the practices that sustain new developments". The decision to restructure was motivated by the desire of DCMI's governing Oversight Committee to shape a more dynamic and responsive institutional structure, while retaining DCMI's proven mission, goals and objectives and its commitments to an open, consensus-driven community.