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DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community

Name:DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community
Type: Community
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.

Membership

Anyone can participate by subscribing to the open mailing list

Mailing list

To join or leave:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=dc-international&A=1

Archive:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/DC-INTERNATIONAL.html


Background

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.

History


  • Dublin Core™ metadata terms in various languages are maintained in the DCMI Dublin Core™ Metadata Registry at: http://dublincore.org/dcregistry/.
  • Translations of DCMI Documents into various languages are at: http://dublincore.org/resources/translations/ <!--
    • Web-accessible versions of Dublin Core™ metadata terms in Multiple Languages

 

Web-accessible versions of Dublin Core™ metadata term in Multiple Languages
(Please let the Chairs of this Working Group know if there are others)
DC Metadata registry
(Includes multiple language translations of DCterms)
http://dublincore.org/dcregistry/
Arabic http://ssgdoc.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/vlib/ssgfi/infodata/000320.html
Armenian not yet online
Burmese Under development
Chinese http://dc.library.sh.cn/1-1.htm
Czech http://www.ics.muni.cz/dublin_core/DC-czech-1.1.html
Danish http://www.pligtaflevering.dk/
Dutch
Found at: Project: Rapporten
http://donor.kb.nl/?/coop/donor/rapporten/DCsimpleformat.html
Finnish http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/dublin_core/dcref-fin-old.html
French http://crepuq.qc.ca/documents/bibl/Standards/dublincore/dublincore1.htm
http://openweb.eu.org/articles/dublin_core/
Greek http://www.ionio.gr/~sarantos/dc/dublincore10.html
Indonesian Not yet online
Italian http://www.iccu.sbn.it/dublinco.html
Japanese http://juror.slis.tsukuba.ac.jp/dcregistry/index.html
Khmer Under development
Korean http://www.dublincore.or.kr/elementset.htm
Maori http://dcregistry.natlib.govt.nz/dcregistry/
Nepali Under development
Norwegian http://www.bibsys.no/meta/dc/dcref.html
Polish http://ebib.oss.wroc.pl/standard/dc.html
Portuguese http://purl.pt/201/1/
Punjabi Not yet online
Romanian Under development
Russian http://www.rba.ru:8101/rusmarc/soft/
Spanish http://www.rediris.es/metadata/dublin_core_elements.es.html
Swedish http://www.kb.se/bus/DC/Dc_Sv1_1.htm
Thai http://www.tiac.or.th/

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Documentation

Powerpoint Presentations (HTML)

Powerpoint Presentations (PPT & PDF)

2008 Community Meeting Presentations

2007 Community Meeting Presentations

2005 Working Group Meeting Presentations - Dublin Core™ for an African context
Pat Liebetrau, Digital Imaging South Africa (DISA) - National Library of New Zealand: Strategies for interoperability: Metadata projects and activities
Karen Rollitt and Douglas Campbell, National Library of New Zealand - Metadata Vocabularies in Subject Gateways for Japanese Regional Public Libraries
Shigeo Sugimoto, Research Center for Knowledge Communities, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba - Creating vocabulary for Thai database integration
Praditta Siripan, Technical Information Access Center, Thailand - Matching language and cultural requirements. Specialist Task Force STF 287. "User-oriented handling of multicultural issues in multimedia communications"
Mike Pluke, STF leader, Francoise Petersen, Derek Pollard, Bianca Szalai

2000 Presentations by Thomas Baker - A Registry for Dublin Core - Metadata Grammar: Towards A Convergence Between Dublin Core™ and RDF

Status of DC translations