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News and Announcements

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.

Possible disruption Dublin Core Metadata Registry due to Japan earthquake

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, there may be disruptions in the access to the Dublin Core Metadata Registry, hosted by the Research Center for Knowledge Communities at the University of Tsukuba. We would like to express our sympathy with the victims of the earthquake and tsunami and wish our colleagues and everyone else in Japan all the strength they need in these difficult times.

Slides of joint NISO/DCMI Webinar published

The slides of the NISO/DCMI Webinar, "Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together", held on 16 March 2011 are now available for download at the Metadata Training Resources page.

Status report March 2011 published

As every six months, a new DCMI Status Report has been published. The report gives the highlights of the activities in DCMI in the last six months, including new documentation, updates of DCMI Communities and Task Groups, organizational issues, events and statistics.

DCMI Documents now licensed under Creative Commons Attribution licence

As of today, all documents published on the DCMI Web site are available for use and re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence, unless indicated otherwise. Further instructions on how to make the attribution can be found in the DCMI Document Notice.

DCMI and FOAF Project to collaborate on vocabulary alignment and preservation

DCMI and the FOAF Project have agreed in principle to tighten the alignment between DCMI Metadata Terms and the FOAF (Friend of a Friend) Vocabulary two specifications often used together in applications, especially in the Linked Data space. The agreement will include a commitment to share preservation and long-term maintenance responsibilities for FOAF's domain name.

NISO/DCMI Webinar 'Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together'

A NISO/DCMI Webinar, "Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together", will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 16 March 2011. Mikael Nilsson will provide a bird's-eye perspective on the respective roles of metadata syntaxes, formats, semantics, abstract models, vocabularies, and application profiles in productively managing metadata diversity. Registration for the event will close at 12:00 pm Eastern on 16 March.