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Namespace Policy for the Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is now available for public comment

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the document "Namespace Policy for the Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative (DCMI)" is now available for public comment until October 19, 2001. Comments should be sent to the DC-General Mailing list.

This document specifies the conventions used for identifying current and future DCMI namespaces. It gives the URIs for the DCMI namespaces, defines a policy for changes to DCMI terms and discusses some major issues that were raised during the development of the namespace policy.

It has been developed by a group of experts and reviewed by the DCMI Advisory Committee. We consider this one of the basic documents necessary for the effective deployment of Dublin Core™ on the Web.