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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"> and 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 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.

Eric Childress appointed as member of the DCMI Oversight Committee

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Eric Childress to the DCMI Oversight Committee for a three year term as an Independent Member. The Oversight Committee is DCMI's governing body on policy and strategy. Eric is a Consulting Project Manager with OCLC Research and has been active in the Dublin Core beginning with the DC-3: CNI/OCLC Workshop on Metadata for Networked Images (1996). Eric currently serves as an active member of the DCMI Advisory Board and as a member of the @dublincore Twitter editorial team.

Final Program published for DC-2012

The organizing committee of DC-2012 has published the final program of the event. DC-2012 is part of Knowledge Technology Week 2012. On Monday and Tuesday, 3-4 September there will be two full-day Tutorials on Semantic Metadata. The program for the conference on Wednesday through Friday, 5-7 September includes plenary keynotes and paper sessions, posters, workshop and special sessions. You can show your interest at LinkIn and at Lanyrd. Twitter stream at @dcmi12, hashtag #dcmi12.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data

A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Jane Greenberg will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 22 August 2012. Registration for this webinar closes 22 August 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). The webinar will provide an historical perspective and an overview of current metadata practices for managing scientific data, with examples drawn from operational repositories and community-driven data science initiatives. It will discuss challenges and potential solutions for metadata generation, identifiers, name authority control, Linked Data, and data citation.

JES and Co. Joins as DC-2012 Sponsors

JES and Co. has joined DCMI and MIMOS Berhad in bringing you DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. JES and Co. is a U.S. nonprofit and a leader in the deployment of Linked Data principles in the service of education in the U.S. and in linking educational resources globally.