UK joins DCMI Affiliate Program

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the further and higher education funding bodies in the UK have signed an Affiliate Agreement with DCMI, enabling the UK to become formally involved in the continued development of the Dublin Core™ metadata standards. MLA and JISC are the UK's official representatives, presenting the views of all UK public sector institutions at an international level.

The signing of the UK Affiliate marks an important step forward for DCMI, and reminds us, as well, that the UK has been a leading contributor to global metadata since 1995. We look forward to their continued influence in the operation and governance of the Initiative. See also the press release by MLA and JISC.