News and Announcements
W3C Working Draft: 'Dublin Core to PROV Mapping' available
A Working Draft of "Dublin Core to PROV Mapping" has been made available by W3C at http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-prov-dc-20121211/. 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.
DC-2013 Call for Papers published
The Call for Papers for DC-2013, to be hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal, 2-6 September 2013, has been published at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013/cfp. The call solicits submissions for Full Papers Project Reports, Posters, Special Sessions and DCMI Community Workshop Sessions. Deadline for submissions is 29 March 2013.
DC-2013 conference theme announced: 'Linking to the Future'
DC-2013 in Lisbon will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value. On the web, data -- and especially descriptive vocabularies -- can change or vanish from one moment to the next.
NISO/DCMI Webinar: Translating the library catalog from MARC into Linked Data: An update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative
A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Eric Miller will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (18:00 UTC) on 23 January 2013. Registration for this webinar closes 23 January 2013 at 12:00PM Eastern (17:00 UTC). In May 2012, the Library of Congress announced a new modeling initiative focused on reflecting the MARC 21 library standard as a Linked Data model for the Web, with an initial model to be proposed by the consulting company Zepheira.
DCMI revises membership programs
DCMI has substantial revised its membership programs with the goal of broadening participation for public- and private-sector institutions, and, for the first time, membership participation by individuals. Implementation of the revised programs will take place in two phases with the first starting immediately with the Institutional Partner program for public-sector institutions wishing to participate in DCMI governance. The Supporting Partner program provides private-sector companies with the means to financially support the work of DCMI.
NISO and DCMI announce Joint Webinar Series for 2013
NISO and DCMI announce the schedule of their joint series of six webinars for 2013 at _blank">http://dublincore.org
and http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/. Details including presenters and abstracts to follow. Webinar titles include: Translating the Library Catalog from MARC into Linked Data: An Update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative, Deployment of RDA (Resource Description and Access) Cataloging and its Expression as Linked Data, Semantic Mashups Across Large, Heterogeneous Institutions: Experiences from the VIVO Service, Implementing Linked Data in Developing Countries and Low-Resource Conditions, Metadata for Public Sector Administration, and Cooperative Authority Control.
DCMI launches donations program
DCMI has created a Donations Program to support specific DCMI activities. Descriptions of donation categories are available at http://dublincore.org/support/. In addition to donations targeting support for DCMI International Conference fellowships to defray travel and accommodations costs for select fellows, the Program includes support for current DCMI Work Themes: "Platform-independent Application Profiles", 'Mapping Diverse Vocabularies" and "Sustainable Vocabularies". Work theme donations will be used primarily to support stipends to community members who take on editorial responsibilities for specific work themes.
NISO/DCMI Webinar: Embedding Linked Data invisibly into Web pages: Strategies and workflows for publishing with RDFa
A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Brian Sletten and Stéphane Corlosquet will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 24 October 2012. Registration for this webinar closes 24 October 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). This webinar will describe how RDFa and Drupal 7 can improve how organizations publish information and data on the Web for both internal and external consumption. It will discuss what is required to use these features and how they impact publication workflow.
Planning begins for DC-2013 in Lisbon
Planning for DC-2013 in Lisbon, Portugal on 2-6 September 2013 has started. The conference will be collocated with iPRES 2013 and will be hosted by IST - Instituto Superior Técnico (Engineering School of the Lisbon Technical University). Muriel Foulonneau (Henri Tudor Research Centre) and Kai Eckert (Mannheim University Library) have agreed to serve as Program Committee co-chairs.
DC-2012 is drawing near!
The start of DC-2012 to be held 3-7 September 2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia is now two weeks away. We are still accepting registrations. It will still be possible to register on-site during the event. The final program is available.