DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community

Name: DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community
Type: Community Interest Group
Status: Inactive Finished
Charter: The DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community is a forum for individuals and organizations to share information and exchange ideas on the use of Dublin Core in their local or domain-specific applications with the global community. It also provides a forum for promoting interoperabilty and discussion on any issues arising from or relating to the use of DC in a variety of languages and cultures.
Moderator/Chair: Shigeo Sugimoto
Karen Rollitt
Established: 1997-10-08

News and announcements

2004-12-13, The next F2F Working Group meeting for DC:Accessibility will be held in melbourne in the we February 7 - 11 2005. Those interested in attending in person or via telecommunications should contact Liddy Nevile.

The goals of this community are:

Exchange of information, knowledge and general discussion within the global community to promote interoperability in local or domain specific use of DC. This can include:

  • use of DC in local languages, cultures and domains;
  • interoperability of metadata in the global community;
  • definitions of elements and qualifiers to express language or culture specific information;
  • maintenance of element/qualifier definitions in a variety of languages;
  • multilingual metadata description and vocabularies;
  • reuse of metadata schemas and application profiles in the global community,

Issues arising may include:

  • Approval process of non-English vocabularies;
  • Encoding of multilingual metadata descriptions;
  • Cross- / multi-lingual interoperability of metadata;
  • Community model for developing culture- and domain-specific elements / qualifiers;
  • Translation and versioning of element/qualifier.


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Dublin Core™ is now adopted in many languages and outside of a generically bibliographical environment.

Since its beginning in 1997, this Community, formerly the  DC-Multiple Languages Interest Group, has recognized the need for a forum for exchanging such knowledge and experience among the global community. Local knowledge from a diversity of cultural contexts is useful not just locally, but also for the global community. 

The DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community will collaborate with:

  • The DCMI Registry Community which maintains an active interest in issues related to the registry and multilingual issues.
  • The DCMI Usage Board who ensure an orderly evolution of DCMI metadata vocabularies.



Powerpoint Presentations (HTML)

Powerpoint Presentations (PPT & PDF)

2008 Community Meeting Presentations

2007 Community Meeting Presentations

2005 Working Group Meeting Presentations

2000 Presentations by Thomas Baker

Status of DC translations