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News and Announcements

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.

OCLC, Elsevier, UW iSchool and DANS Join as DC-2011 Sponsors

OCLC, Elsevier, DANS and the Information School at the University of Washington in Seattle have joined DCMI and the National Library of the Netherlands in bringing you DC-2011 at The Hague. The conference will offer the metadata community the opportunity to come together to discuss metadata innovation in design, deployment and best practices.

DC-2011 final program announced

The Final DC-2011 Program has been announced. DC-2011 at the National Library of the Netherlands at The Hague promises to be an exciting forum for the exchange of innovative work in metadata research and best practices including tutorials, keynote speeches by Mikael Nilsson and Emmanuelle Berms, a program of peer reviewed papers, project reports and posters, and DCMI Workshop and special sessions.

Early registration for DC-2011 ends 21 August

The end of early registration for DC-2011 at The Hague is rapidly approaching. Don't miss the conference or the opportunity to save on the registration fee during the Early Registration period (end 21 August). Visit the registration page on the Conference Website to register.

NISO/DCMI Webinar, 'International Bibliographic Standards, Linked Data, and the Impact on Library Cataloging'

A NISO/DCMI Webinar, International Bibliographic Standards, Linked Data, and the Impact on Library Cataloging will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 24 August 2011. Gordon Dunsire will provide practical examples of deriving high-quality linked data from the vast numbers of records created by libraries, and demonstrates how a shift of focus from records to linked-data triples can provide more efficient and effective user-centered resource discovery services. Registration for the event will close on 24 August 2011 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.

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!