News from 2002

A revised XML Schema for XML has been published, superseding the 2002-03-12 version. Both versions are now linked from

DCMI and the University of Washington Information School are pleased to announce the Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative Annual Conference, to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, September 29th through October 2nd, 2003.

Following discussions in the Corporate Track of the Florence conference, a mailing list has been established for people who have an interest in sharing and developing good practice in the adoption and deployment of Dublin Core™ to information services including traditional, web, and broadband publishing, as well as enterprise information applications including intranets, extranets, and Internet.

This report was prepared by Andrew Wilson, co-chair of DC-Government WG and John Roberts and surveys the current state of international and/or global work on the development of records management / recordkeeping metadata element sets.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that Mary Woodley has agreed to become the chair of the DCMI User Guide Working Group.

Besides initiating processes for the review and approval of new Dublin Core™ elements and qualifiers, the Usage Board has revamped the way Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative documents its work.

A small group has been working together to formulate a proposed XML schema for qualified Dublin Core™. This work builds on a number of efforts including the joint work by the OAI (http://www.

A new version of the "Guidelines for implementing Dublin Core™ in XML" document is available at: The principal change in this version is to Recommendation 7 in line with the conventions adopted in the proposed XML schemas for qualified DC: http://www.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that DC-2002 will take place October 14-17 in Florence, Italy. As with DC 2001 in Tokyo, we are planning a three track meeting: A workshop track A tutorial track A conference track The conference site will be the Convitto della Calza, an ancient convent of the 14th century, once a hospital for pilgrims, recently and completely restored.

The DCMI 2002 Programme Committee invites papers in the following categories: E-Government Search engines and metadata Educational metadata: improving communication Knowledge management Use of DC metadata for commerce and intranets Semantic web: roles of standard cataloguing, indexing, metadata and ontologies Metadata interoperability: tools and protocols, and Cultural heritage metadata.