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News from 2004

The DCMI Metadata Terms and the Reference description of the Dublin Core™ Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1 have been republished with some minor editorial changes, repairing two links to the specifications of ISO3166 and MIME.

The DCMI Directorate, in consultation with the DCMI Advisory Board, has appointed Andrew Wilson of the National Archives of Australia and John Roberts of Archives New Zealand as chairs of the DCMI Agents Working Group, taking over from John Kunze and Stuart Weibel.

The DCMI Directorate is very pleased to announce that DC-2005, next year's International Conference on Dublin Core™ and Metadata Applications, will take place 12-15 September 2005 at the University Carlos III of Madrid at its Leganés campus just south of Madrid.

DC-2004, this year's International Conference on Dublin Core™ and Metadata Applications, that took place in Shanghai, China from 11 to 14 October was a great success.

The DCMI Directorate, in consultation with the DCMI Advisory Board, has appointed Thomas Severiens of the Institute for Science Networking Oldenburg and Harry Wagner of OCLC as chairs of the DCMI Tools Working Group, taking over from Roland Schwnzl who passed away this summer.

The DCMI Advisory Board, in its meeting on 15 October 2004 in Shanghai, decided to de-activate the DCMI Type Working Group.

The papers from the DC-2004 conference in Shanghai can be accessed by clicking on the titles of the papers on the DC-2004 Conference Program Web page, as well as at http://purl.

The Usage Board has published a summary of the main decisions taken at its meeting at DC-2004 in Shanghai on 9-10 October 2004.

The Usage Board has announced the approval of a new term: "Provenance". The full text of the decision can be found from the Usage Board Decisions Web page.

Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative, covering the period March-September 2004.