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DCMI-UK Regional Meeting: Mark your calendars for 26-27 April 2012

The DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group will be holding its inaugural Meeting in London on 26 April 2012 in conjunction with the _blank">DCMI Vocabulary Management Community . The meetings will be followed on 27 April by a seminar examining the impact of the London Meeting of 2007, which brought DCMI and the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) together to build the RDA Vocabularies. The DCMI meetings on the 26th will be free and open to all.

UW Information School joins DCMI as Gold Partner

DCMI is very pleased to announce that the Information School of the University of Washington has joined DCMI as a Gold Partner with membership through 31 December 2012. Please see the Partner page for more details. The DCMI Partnership Program is open for all companies and organizations that want to support DCMI financially to continue its work to the benefit of the global metadata audience.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Taking Library Data from Here to There

A NISO/DCMI Webinar, will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 22 February 2012. Library cataloging practice continues to have elements of the era of printed catalogs and alphabetized cards, and needs to modernize to take advantage of new information technologies. Karen Coyle will present her "five stars of library data," an analysis of the changes needed and some steps that libraries can begin to take immediately. She will also discuss the "open world" view of the linked data movement and how this view can increase the visibility of libraries in the global information space.

Meeting minutes available: DCMI Task Group on Core property mappings

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Alignment Task Group held its first teleconference on 12 December to discuss a proposed mapping of DCMI metadata terms to terms in the vocabulary. The teleconference report is available and highlights different potential uses for published mappings: as a social signal that different standards can work together, as a source of documentation for people who work with data, as a source of patterns for search-engine engineers, and as input into the further development of vocabularies and related applications.

DC-2012 to be part of Knowledge Technology Week 2012

DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia will be part of the collocated activities of Knowledge Technology Week 2012. DC-2012 delegates will be able to engage with the delegates of the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI) and the International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA-2012) and enjoy the opportunity to participate in sessions and social events across the range of collocated activities.

DC-2012 Call for Papers published

The Call for Papers for DC-2012 in Malaysia, to be hosted by MIMOS Berhad in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 3-7 September 2012, has been published. The call solicits submissions for Full Papers, Project Reports, Posters, Special Sessions and DCMI Community Workshop Sessions. Deadline for submissions is 23 March 2012.

New DCMI Oversight Committee Members: Winston Ong and Ulla Ikaheimo

At the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's 20 September 2011 meeting at The Hague, Winston Ong and Ulla Ikäheimo joined the Oversight Committee representing the National Library Board Singapore and the National Library of Finland.

W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group Final Report published

The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group has published its final report at, examining how Semantic Web standards and Linked Data principles can be used to make the information assets of libraries more widely visible and re-usable on the Web. The report is supplemented by descriptions of use cases and by an inventory of datasets, value vocabularies, and metadata element sets currently available as Linked Data.

New Architecture Forum task group on alignment with

The DCMI Architecture Forum has formed the DCMI Alignment Task Group to define and publish mappings (alignments) between vocabularies and DCMI Metadata Terms. The Task Group is open to participation by any interested member of the public. A Task Group wiki has been set up at Discussion in the Task Group will take place on the dc-architecture mailing list at

DC-2011 Sets DCMI Attendance Record

DC-2011 at The Hague set a new attendance record for the DCMI International Conference series with delegates from 36 countries representing every continent but Antarctica. Surely there are metadata needs in Antarctica--next year delegates from Delphia and Semei when we meet for DC-2012 in Malaysia!