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Agro-Know Technologies and agINFRA Project Join as DC-2012 Sponsors

Agro-Know Technologies and the agINFRA Project have joined DCMI and MIMOS Berhad in bringing you DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The conference will offer the metadata community the opportunity to come together to discuss metadata innovation in design, deployment and best practices.

DC-2012 Special Session: Linked Data Vocabularies and Drupal

A number of the organizations represented at the DC-2012 use a Drupal platform (e.g., FAO and VIVO) or are planning such a migration (ZBW Labs and DCMI). This special session titled Linked Data Vocabularies and Drupal will explore the relationship between Drupal and Linked Open Data (LOD) vocabularies - specifically, how Drupal systems can ingest and use LOD vocabularies and publish data using LOD vocabularies. How does, or how might, Drupal interact with the Agrovoc Vocbench, AgInfra tools, metadata registries, or Schema.

DCMI Metadata Terms available in multiple formats via content negotiation

Following the W3C guidelines "Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies", documentation of DCMI's metadata terms may now be requested by Web browsers and software applications in several formats. For example, an RDF description of the DCMI property "Title" may be requested as a file in RDF/XML or Turtle syntax, via HTTP content negotiation, or as an HTML page with an RDF representation embedded in its markup using RDFa. Since March 2000, users navigating to the URI http://purl.

DCMI Metadata Terms published with RDFa markup

A maintenance release of DCMI Metadata Terms, published today, now includes HTML markup describing all of its properties, classes, datatypes, and vocabulary encoding schemes in machine-readable RDF in accordance with the new W3C RDFa Lite 1.1 specification. RDFa Lite 1.1, published as a W3C Recommendation on 7 June 2012, is the simplest variant of RDFa, a syntax for embedding structured data in Web pages. A Web page with RDFa provides -- in the same source document -- both the human-readable text rendered on-screen by browsers and the detailed machine-readable representation needed by Semantic Web applications.

Preliminary Program for DC-2012 Published

The organizing committee of DC-2012 has published the preliminary program of the event. 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. Registration is now open.

DC-2012 online registration now open

Online registration for DC-2012 is now open at DC-2012 is part of the Knowledge Technology Week 2012 activities.

DC-2012 pre-conference semantic metadata tutorials

The two DC-2012 full-day pre-conference tutorials will each provide information professionals with beginning knowledge and skills necessary to design and development of semantic metadata including design of ontologies and controlled vocabularies useful in linked data on the open Web. The tutorials will also focus on design of metadata application profiles to meet an organization or company's needs to publish to the open Web using OWL and topic maps ontologies. Presenters Karen Coyle and Sam Oh have extensive experience teaching and working with professionals practicing in all forms of memory institutions (libraries, museums and archives) as well as the private sector.

Maintenance revision of DCMI Metadata Terms

The DCMI Usage Board has approved a revision of the usage note for the element Subject. This maintenance release has been undertaken in preparation for the routine five-year review of ANSI/NISO Z39.85-2007 ("The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set").

Presentations Available for 'Five Years On' Seminar at the British Library

Presentations from the successful DCMI-UK regional meeting "Five Years On" at the British Library on 26-27 April 2012 are available at Additional resources from the Seminar and the collocated meetings of the DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group and the Vocabulary Management Community will be added to the website over the next several weeks.

DC-2012 Call for Participation closed

The Call for Papers and other contributions for DC-2012, to be hosted by MIMOS, 3-7 September in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, is now closed. Authors of submitted papers, project reports, posters, special sessions and DCMI Community workshop sessions will receive notification in late May. The preliminary program will be published in the first half of June.