News and Announcements
Valentine Charles and Lars G. Svensson named DC-2016 Technical Program Co-Chairs
DCMI is pleased to announce that Valentine Charles, Europeana, and Lars G. Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, have agreed to serve as Co-Chairs of the DC-2016 Technical Program. In their capacity as Co-Chairs, Valentine and Lars with oversee the peer review processes for the conference. The DC-2016 Conference website is open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2016 and the Call for Participation has been published at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp.
Webinar: Creating Content Intelligence: Harmonized Taxonomy & Metadata in the Enterprise Context
Many organizations have content dispersed across multiple independent repositories, often with a real lack of metadata consistency. The attention given to enterprise data is often not extended to unstructured content, widening the gap between the two worlds and making it near impossible to provide accurate business intelligence, good user experience, or even basic findability. How do you bring all those disparate efforts together to create content intelligence across the organization? This webinar will describe the benefits and challenges in developing metadata and taxonomy across multiple functional areas, creating a unified Enterprise Content Architecture (ECA).
Webinar: Linked Data Fragments: Querying multiple Linked Data sources on the Web
Join Ruben Verborgh, researcher in semantic hypermedia at Ghent University, for a DCMI/ASIST joint webinar on the Linked Data Fragments family of technologies. The dream of Linked Data: if we just get our data online, the promised Semantic Web will eventually rise. Everybody will be able to query our data with minimal effort. We will be able to integrate data from multiple sources on the fly. Everything will just work and data will flow freely ever after.
DCMI Webinar: Two-Part Series on Schema.org with Richard Wallis
Join independent consultant Richard Wallis, former Technology Evangelist for OCLC and currently working with Google on Schema.org, for this two part, in-depth webinar mini-series look at Schema.org titled "Schema.org in Two Parts: From Use to Extension". The webinar series examines the use of schema.org and its extension in the bibliographic and wider domains. Part 1 of the series titled "Fit For a Bibliographic Purpose" on 18 November 2015: (a) traces the history of the Schema.
UNESP joins DCMI as Institutional Member
DCMI is pleased to announce that São Paulo State University (Universidade Estadual PaulistaUnesp) has joined DCMI as an Institutional Member. Unesp is one of the largest and most important Brazilian universities, with distinguished achievements in teaching, research and extension services. Unesp is supported by State funds and along with USP (Universidade de São Paulo) and Unicamp (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) offers free public higher education in São Paulo State. Unesp was founded in 1976 and is the most successful model of a multicampus university in Brazil supporting intense and diversified activities in São Paulothe most developed State in Brazil.
Joseph Tennis begins role as Chair of the DCMI Governing Board
Joseph Tennis became Chair of the DCMI Governing Board and Paul Walk its Chair-Elect during the closing ceremony of DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. Eric Childress became Immediate Past Chair and Michael Crandall retired from the Governing Board and his role as Immediate Past Chair. Tennis will be Chair of the Governing Board and its Executive Committee through DCMI's Annual Meeting and International Conference in Copenhagen in October 2016. Tennis is also the President of the International Society for Knowledge Management (ISKO) and is serving a four year term from 2014-2018.
DC-2016 to take place in Copenhagen, 13-16 October 2016
DC-2016 will be collocated with the ASIS&T 2016 Annual Meeting in Copenhagen. The four days of DC-2016 will be comprised of: (1) pre- and post-conference full- and half-day Workshops and Tutorials; (2) a peer reviewed Technical Program of Papers, Project Reports and Posters; (3) a Professional Program of Special Sessions and Panels and Best Practice Posters and Demonstrations addressing innovation in metadata design, implementation, management, and use; and (4) the DCMI Annual Meeting.
DCMI Bylaws Revisions
The DCMI Governing Board announces its GB2015-2 decision to revise the DCMI Bylaws. The major focus of the revisions is on the refactoring of roles of the Advisory Board and Directorate with regard to DCMI conferences, meetings, educational programming and Initiative outreach. The revisions are are part of the ongoing fine-tuning of the Bylaws following the major restructuring of DCMI governance in 2014. The revised Bylaws can be found at http://dublincore.
DCMI RDF Application Profile Task Group completes deliverables
The DCMI RDF-AP aims at defining best practices for documenting application profiles, requests for handling RDF application profiles, and for RDF constraints specification and validation. The first deliverable, Report on Use Cases, reports on the case studies collected in the Task Force, their use cases and their validation requirements. The second deliverable, Report on Validation Requirements, supplements the Report on Use Cases from which the requirements were derived. The full descriptions of case studies and use cases can be found in the task group wiki.
Final Program announced for DC-2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the Conference Committee of DC-2015 in São Paulo, Brazil on 1-4 September have published the final program of the DCMI International Conference at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/schedule-15. Join us in São Paulo for an exciting agenda including papers, project reports and best practice posters and presentations. Parallel with the peer reviewed program is an array of special sessions of panels and discussions on key metadata issues, challenges and new opportunities.