News and Announcements
Responding To The Post-truth Phenomenon
In 2016, the Oxford Dictionaries declared that their Word Of The Year was to be "post-truth", which they defined as:
"relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief"
This decision reflects the way in which the concept of post-truth has quickly become a widely-acknowledged phenomenon and a mainstream concern. It should be of particular concern to those, such as librarians, with a professional interest in the provision of access to accurate information.
Early Registration for DC 2017 Ends 15 September 2017
Registration fees for DC-2017 go up on 16 September. You don’t want to miss out on the savings with early registration. The program schedule for the three full days of the conference in Washington, DC are filled with sessions that you will not want to miss. Check out the schedule at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/schedule17 where links from titles will take you to descriptions of events and the abstracts of Papers, Project Reports, Presentations, Posters, Workshops and Tutorials.
DC 2017 Preliminary Program Announced
DCMI is pleased to announce the publication of the Preliminary Program for DC-2017 at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/schedule17. The program includes an array of Papers, Project Reports, Presentations and Posters. Special Sessions on significant metadata topics as well as half- and full-day Workshops round out the program. The keynote will be delivered by G. Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University.
DCMI Website Migrated to New Platform
The DCMI website (this website) has been migrated to a new platform, as the first stage of a comprehensive overhaul.
DCMI's Infrastructure Advisory Committee is overseeing a project to modernise the site and to improve the management of a significant amount of content, some of which goes back to 1995! We are taking advantage of two technologies in particular - Github, and Hugo - a static-site-generator. The migration of content to use these new technologies has involved the transformation of content from HTML to a combination of Markdown and YAML - the formats used by Hugo.
DCMI opens Registration for DC-2017 in Washington, DC
Registration for DC-2017 is now open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg17. The International Conference takes place on Thursday through Saturday, 26-28 October and the DCMI Annual Meeting occurs on Sunday, 29 October. The full conference rate includes two days of presentations, papers, project reports, posters and special sessions and the third day of workshops. A day rate is available for all three conference days. DC-2017 in Washington DC is collocated in the same venue with the ASIST Annual Meeting that takes place from 27 October through 1 November.
Webinar: How to Design Build Semantic Applications with Linked Data
This webinar, presented by Dave Clarke, co-founder and CEO of the Synaptica® group of companies, will demonstrate how to design and build rich end-user search and discovery applications using Linked Data. The Linked Open Data cloud is a rapidly growing collection of publicly accessible resources, which can be adopted and reused to enrich both internal enterprise projects and public-facing information systems. The webinar will use the Linked Canvas application as its primary use-case.
NKOS Workshop at DC-2017 in Washington, DC
The 11th U.S. Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 28 as part of DC-2017 in Crystal City, VA (Washington, D.C.). The Call for Participation including presentations and demos is available at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/nkosCall.
Webinar: Me4MAP - A method for the development of metadata application profiles
A metadata application profile (MAP) is a construct that provides a semantic model for enhancing interoperability when publishing data to the Web of Data. When a community of practice agrees to follow a MAP's set of rules for publishing data as Linked Open Data, it makes it possible for such data to be processed automatically by software agents. Therefore, the existence of a method for MAP development is essential to providing developers with a common ground on which to work.
Sayeed Choudhury to deliver Keynote at DC-2017
The Governing Board and the Chairs of the DC-2017 Program Committee are please to announce that Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University will deliver the keynote address at DC-2017 in Washington, D.C. Choudhury has oversight for data curation research and development and data archive implementation at the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University.
Webinar: Nailing Jello to a Wall: Metrics, Frameworks, and Existing Work for Metadata Assessment
With the increasing number of repositories, standards and resources we manage for digital libraries, there is a growing need to assess, validate and analyze our metadata - beyond our traditional approaches such as writing XSD or generating CSVs for manual review. Being able to further analyze and determine measures of metadata quality helps us better manage our data and data-driven development, particularly with the shift to Linked Open Data leading many institutions to large-scale migrations.