News from 2002

The Usage Board announces the availability for review and public comment proposals from three DCMI working groups. Proposals come from the DCMI Type Working group, the DCMI Citation Working group and six proposals from the DCMI Libraries Working group.

The DCMI-EU proposal has been evaluated by the Eurpoean Commission in the usual procedure with independent evaluators. We have now received the outcome of this evaluation.

Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published the next status report of the Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative, looking at all activities that have taken place since the DC-2002 Conference and Workshop in Tokyo, October 2002.

Authored by Erik Duval, Wayne Hodges, Stuart Sutton, and Stu Weibel, this paper emerged as part of a plan to bring the metadata efforts of DCMI and the IEEE LOM closer together.

The Norwegian Committee on Cataloguing has now published the Norwegian translation of Dublin Core™ version 1.1 on its website. Version 1.

The joint project of two national libraries: the National library of Russia (St.-Petersburg) and Russian state library (Moscow). The main aim of the register is to provide the verified information sources primarily for specialists in librarianship, information sciences, humanities and social sciences.

On 28 February 2002, a proposal has been submitted to the European Commission's IST Programme for a Thematic Network called DCMI-EU.

The Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative Directorate is pleased to announce the publication of the 2002 Progress report and Workplan in the February 2002 issue of D-Lib Magazine.

xdirectory is the core of ESP's information management suite. Built from the ground up for the web, it offers a fully configurable, browser-based environment for creating and publishing searchable web-based information directories.

This group is a forum for individuals and organisations involved in implementing Dublin Core™ in the environmental domain, with the objective to establish representation of the domain in DCMI and to promote interoperability within the domain through the use of Dublin Core™.