News and Announcements
DC-2017 Call of Participation published
The DC-2017 Call for Participation (CfP) has been published. DC-2017 will take place in Washington, D.C. and will be collocated with the ASIST Annual Meeting. The theme of DC-2017 is "Advancing metadata practice: Quality, Openness, Interoperability". The conference program will include peer reviewed papers, project reports, and poster tracks. In addition, an array of presentations, panels, tutorials and workshops will round out the program. The Conference Committee is seeking submissions in all tracks.
Webinar: Data on the Web Best Practices: Challenges and Benefits
There is a growing interest in the publication and consumption of data on the Web. Government and non-governmental organizations already provide a variety of data on the Web, some open, others with access restrictions, covering a variety of domains such as education, economics, e-commerce and scientific data. Developers, journalists, and others manipulate this data to create visualizations and perform data analysis. Experience in this area reveals that a number of important issues need to be addressed in order to meet the requirements of both publishers and data consumers.
Webinar: From MARC silos to Linked Data silos? Data models for bibliographic Linked Data
Many libraries are experimenting with publishing their metadata as Linked Data to open up bibliographic silos, usually based on MARC records, to the Web. The libraries who have published Linked Data have all used different data models for structuring their bibliographic data. Some are using a FRBR-based model where Works, Expressions and Manifestations are represented separately. Others have chosen basic Dublin Core, dumbing down their data into a lowest common denominator format.
University of Edinburgh joins DCMI as Institutional Member
The DCMI Governing Board is pleased to announce that University of Edinburgh
has joined DCMI as an Institutional Member. The University of Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of academic excellence with the mission to create, disseminate and curate knowledge. As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.
SUB Gottingen joins DCMI as Institutional Member
DCMI is pleased to announce that Göttingen State and University Library
(SUB Göttingen) has joined DCMI as an Institutional Member. SUB Göttingen is one of most important research libraries in Germany, plays a leading role in a large number of national and international projects involving the optimization of literature and information provision and the establishment and development of digital research and information infrastructures. Its scope of activities include the cooperative development of a Germany-wide service infrastructure for the acquisition, licensing and provision of electronic resources; the coordination of large-scale joint research projects for developing research infrastructures in the humanities and cultural sciences in Germany; and the consortial establishment of Open Access research infrastructures linked across Europe and the world.
Ana Alice Baptista named Chair-Elect of the DCMI Governing Board
The DCMI Governing Board is pleased to announce that Ana Alice Baptista has been appointed to the DCMI Governing Board as an Independent Member. She also assumes the role of Chair-Elect of the Governing Board at the closing ceremony of DC-2016 in Copenhagen. She will succeed Paul Walk as Chair of the Board in 2017. Ana is a professor at the Information Systems Department and a researcher at ALGORITMI Center, both at University of Minho, Portugal.
Danish Bibliographic Centre (DBC) becomes DC-2016 Sponsor
The Danish Bibliographic Centre (DBC) joins in supporting DC-2016 in Copenhagen as Sponsor of the Conference Delegate Bags. The DBC's main task in Denmark is the development and maintenance of the bibliographic and IT infrastructure of Danish libraries. The DBC handles registration of books, music, AV materials, Internet documents, articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines in the National Bibliography, develops Danbib, the Danish union catalogue, and the infrastructure for interlibrary loan.
Join us! DC-2016 in Copenhagen on 13-16 October
DC-2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark on 13-16 October is rapidly approaching. The program promises a rich array of papers, project reports, presentations, demonstrations, posters, special panels, workshops and an exciting keynote by Elsevier's Bradley Allen. You will not want to miss this one! Register now at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/reg16.
Sutton stepping down as DCMI Managing Director
Stuart Sutton has announced his intention to step down as DCMI Managing Director effective 30 June 2017. Over the coming months, the DCMI Executive Committee and the Governing Board will be engaged in succession planning and the process of replacing the Managing Director. For additional information concerning the succession and appointment process, contact DCMI Chair-Elect Paul Walk at p[dot]walk[at]ed[dot]ac[dot]uk. Future announcements concerning the succession process will be posted here from time to time.
Synaptica becomes DC-2016 Gold Sponsor
DCMI is pleased to announce that Synaptica is supporting DC-2016 in Copenhagen as a Gold Sponsor. Since 1995, Synaptica has been developing innovative software tools for organizing, indexing and classifying information, and for discovering knowledge. All of Synaptica's award-winning software products are built on a foundation of open standards and a commitment to client-led solutions and uncompromising customer service. Synaptica's Linked Canvas will be featured in a demonstration during the Conference Opening Reception.