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News and Announcements

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.

National Library Board Singapore renews DCMI Membership

DCMI is pleased to announce that the National Library Board Singapore has renewed its DCMI Membership for a third three-year term until 2014.

Deadline call for papers DC-2011 extended to 30 April 2011

The program committee of DC-2011, to be held 21-23 September 2011 in The Hague, has decided to extend the deadline for submission of papers, posters and workshops to 30 April 2011.

Discount for DCMI participants at Balisage

Like last year, DCMI is a co-sponsor for Balisage, the annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information, to be held in Montral, Canada, 1-5 August 2011. DCMI participants are eligible for discount registration.

DCMI Executive Recruitment call re-issued

To allow for additional applications, a renewed Executive Recruitment Call has been issued. The new deadline for applications is 3 April 2011.

Emmanuelle Berms and Mikael Nilsson to give keynotes at DC-2011

The organizing committee of DC-2011, to be held 21-23 September 2011 in The Hague, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the conference: Emmanuelle Berms who is well known for her work on the application of new technologies in the domain of libraries and cultural heritage, and Mikael Nilsson who is a leading expert in issues related to interoperability across metadata standards.

National Library of Finland renews DCMI Membership

DCMI is pleased to announce that the National Library of Finland, the organization that was the first affiliate of DCMI in 2003, has decided to extend its membership for another three years until 2014.