innovation in metadata design, implementation & best practices

News and Announcements

New DCMI Task Group: Cultural Heritage Metadata Task Group established

DCMI is pleased to announce the creation of a Cultural Heritage Metadata Task Group to identify the challenges of metadata for cultural heritage and to provide a simple cross-community metadata model for Cultural Heritage Objects and give a recommendation for the development of DCMI Application Profiles. The Task Group is led by Advisory Board members Stefanie RŸhle (SUB Gšttingen) and Emad Khazraee (Drexel University).

Speakers chosen for DCMI-UK London meeting on libraries and the Semantic Web

The organizers of the DCMI-UK regional meeting at the British Library on 26-27 April 2012 are pleased to announce the preliminary list of speakers for the meeting including Barbara Tillett (Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA (JSC)), Robina Claphan (Europeana), Mirna Willer (IFLA ISBD Review Group), Pat Riva (IFLA FRBR Review Group), Thomas Baker (DCMI), Gordon Dunsire (IFLA Namespaces Technical Group and DCMI), Diane Hillmann (DCMI and Metadata Management Associates) and Owen Stephens (JISC).

DC-2012 Call for Papers: Deadline extended until 30 March 2012

The Organizing Committee for DC-2012 is happy to announce that the deadline for submissions for DC-2012, to be held 3-7 September 2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, has been extended to 30 March 2012. We are looking forward to your contributions!

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Schema.org and Linked Data: Complementary Approaches to Publishing Data

A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Dan Brickley will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 25 April 2012. Registration for this webinar closes 25 April 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). Dan Brickley will explore how the publication methods of Schema.org relate to the methods used to publish Linked Data. Must data providers commit to one or the other, or can the two approaches exist side-by-side, even reinforcing each other?

Ibero-American DCMI Community on Facebook

The Ibero-American DCMI community has created Cafeteria DCMI on Facebook for sharing and metadata discussions in Spanish and Portuguese. Espaço de partilha e discussão da comunidade Ibero-Americana de metadados / Espacio de intercambio y discusión de la comunidad Iberoamericana de metadatos. Join the conversation!

RCKC, University of Tsukuba joins DCMI as Gold Partner

DCMI is very pleased to announce that the Research Center for Knowledge Communities (RCKC), University of Tsukuba has joined DCMI as a Gold Partner with membership through 31 January 2013. 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.

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, http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/dcmi/library_data/ 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 Schema.org-to-Dublin Core property mappings

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Schema.org Alignment Task Group held its first teleconference on 12 December to discuss a proposed mapping of DCMI metadata terms to terms in the Schema.org 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.