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DCMI appoints new Executive Officers

Following an open recruitment call in March 2011, DCMI has completed the process of appointing new Executive Officers. The new Executive Officers are: Stuart Sutton as Chief Executive Officer; Raju Buddharaju as Financial and Administrative Officer; Tom Baker as Information/Communications Officer and Research and Development Officer; and Diane Hillmann as Vocabulary Maintenance Officer. For futher information see the press release.

Register now for DC-2011

The online registration for DC-2011 opened on 5 July 2011. The conference itself will take place on 22 and 23 September, while on Wednesday 21 September, you have a choice between Tutorials about Dublin Core and metadata best practices, Linked Data and SKOS; and a Workshop on Vocabulary Maintenance and Alignment. Registrations are already coming in at a fast pace. Don't wait, register now!

Infocom Corporation renews DCMI Platinum Partnership

DCMI is very pleased to announce that Infocom Corporation of Japan has renewed its Platinum Partnership status until 30 June 2012. Please see the Platinum 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 audience.

Online registration for DC-2011 opens on 5 July 2011

The online registration for DC-2011 is about to open. Early-bird discount is available until 21 August 2011. Please note that capacity is limited to 187 participants. We will accept registration on a first-come, first-serve basis, so we recommend that you register as early as possible!

Corey Harper taking over from Mikael Nilsson as co-chair of DCMI Architecture Forum

Earlier this month, Mikael Nilsson has stepped down as co-chair of the DCMI Architecture Forum. We are fortunate to have found an excellent replacement for Mikael in the person of Corey Harper of New York University Libraries. Corey is a long-time participant and contributor to the work of DCMI, and since last year he is one of the co-moderators of the DCMI Registry Community. At this time, we like to thank Mikael for his contributions over the years, and wish him all the best in his new endeavours.

Preliminary Program for DC-2011 published

The organizing committee of DC-2011 has published the preliminary program of the event. On Wednesday 21 September there will be a full day of Tutorials alongside a special session on Vocabulary Management and Alignment. The program for the conference on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September includes plenary keynotes and paper sessions, posters, workshop and special sessions, while there will also be an opportunity for people to meet in an "unconference" setting.

DC-2011 Call for Conference Sponsors is now open

The National Library of the Netherlands and the DC-2011 Conference Committee are pleased to offer a limited number of sponsors the opportunity to present themselves directly to the conference participants at DC-2011, to be hosted by the National Library of the Netherlands, 21-23 September in The Hague, the Netherlands, and to a global audience beyond the conference venue. A detailed description of the options is available at the sponsorship page on the conference Web site.

User Documentation Task Group revising the DCMI Glossary, User Guide, and FAQ

A newly consolidated User Documentation Task Group is revising DCMI's Glossary, Frequently Asked Questions, and User Guide. Editorial work is being undertaken in DCMI's new MediaWiki. Comments by interested readers are most welcome at the task group's mailing list.

DC-2011 Call for Papers closed

The Call for Papers and other contributions for DC-2011, to be hosted by the National Library of the Netherlands, 21-23 September in The Hague, the Netherlands, is now closed. Authors of submitted papers, project reports, posters, special sessions and DCMI Community workshop sessions will receive notification in early June. The preliminary program will be published in the second half of June, at which time online registration will open.

DCMI and the FOAF Project announce a cooperation agreement

DCMI and the FOAF Project have announced a cooperation agreement outlining measures aimed at reinforcing the long-term viability of the FOAF Vocabulary. DCMI will maintain an up-to-date snapshot of the FOAF Vocabulary, temporarily host the vocabulary if needed, and assume maintenance responsibility if the FOAF Project should cease its normal activity. The two organizations see this cooperative agreement as an opportunity for better integrating their vocabularies with semantic alignments and for promoting the documentation of best-practice usage patterns in which the two vocabularies are used in combination.