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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!

DC-2012 Set for Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

DC-2012 has been scheduled to take place in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 3-7 September 2012 as part of Knowledge Technology Week. It will be collocated with the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems as well as with a number of other symposia and workshops.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: The RDA Vocabularies: Implementation, Extension, and Mapping

A NISO/DCMI Webinar, will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 16 November 2011. Diane Hillmann will provide an up-to-the-minute update on the development of an element vocabulary, application profile, and value vocabularies based on the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard. Registration closes on November 16, 2011 at 12:00 Eastern Time.

DC-2011 Interviews Published: Berms, Dekkers, Sutton, Baker Hillmann

In the build-up to DC-2011, opening 21 September 2011 at The Hague, the National Library of the Netherlands has published interviews with keynote speaker Emmanuella Berms, out-going DCMI CEO Makx Dekkers, new CEO Stuart Sutton and a joint interview with DCMI Chief Information Officer (Communications, Research and Development) Tom Baker and Diane Hillmann, DCMI Vocabulary Maintenance Officer. The interviews discuss personal motivations for the interviewees' engagement with DCMI, DCMI goals going forward and reasons for attending DC-2011.

Bas Savenije to Open DC-2011

Drs. J.S.M. (Bas) Savenije will open the DC-2011 conference at The Hague. Drs. Savenije has served as General Director of the National Library of The Netherlands since 1 June 2009. In addition to his Directorship, Drs. Savenije is widely involved in the cultural heritage sector and fulfills different roles on the boards of several national and European organizations.