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News from 2001

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that a new version of "Using Dublin Core" is now available for public comment until May 15, 2001. Comments should be sent to DC-General Mailing list. This document is intended to be an entry point for users of Dublin Core. For non-specialists, it will assist them in creating simple descriptive records for information resources (for example, electronic documents, JPEG images, video clips). Specialists may find the document a useful point of reference to the documentation of Dublin Core, as it changes and grows.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce the formation of the DCMI Tools Working Group. This working group is intended to support implementors who share an interest in developing and promoting open source tools to support the creation, management and use of metadata based on (but not limited to) Dublin Core Metadata. More Information...

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce a tool building workshop to be hosted by Osnabrueck University in Osnabrueck, Germany during the second quarter of 2001. This event will be a small workshop of implementors that share an interest in developing and promoting open source tools to support the creation, management, and the use of metadata based on (but not limited to) Dublin Core Metadata. More Information.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce a Preliminary Call for Papers and Participation to the DC-2001 Conference. The 9th event in the DC workshop series, DC-2001 is the first event to be hosted in Asia and is also the first event to provide conference tracks and tutorial tracks in addition to the workshop track.

DCMI has contracted with Makx Dekkers to provide project management services to the Initiative. Mr. Dekkers' background in standards management and history of participation in DCMI make him superbly qualified to help DCMI reach its goals and deliver recommendations and guidelines more effectively.

Full translations of the Dublin Core Element Set, v 1.1 and the Dublin Core Qualifiers are available now in Russian from the Russian Libraries Association.

A translation of the Using Dublin Core Usage Guide working draft, created by Guy Teasdale of the Bibliotheque de l'Universite Laval is now available.

The DCMI Standards working group announces the final draft of the text that NISO will use in preparing the Dublin Core Reconsideration ballot.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce the prerelease of the new and expanded web site for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is now available.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that An XML Encoding of Simple Dublin Core Metadata has reached Proposed Recommendation status.