News from 2004

In preparation for its next meeting on 9 and 10 October 2004 in Shanghai, China, the DCMI Usage Board is inviting comments on several proposals.

The inaugural version of the Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary (PBcore), a standard way to describe all public broadcasting content based on Dublin Core™ metadata, is being finalized for the launch of version 1.

As part of the Affiliate Agreement with MLA and JISC in the UK, Paul Miller will represent the UK Affiliate on the DCMI Board of Trustees.

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.

The CEN/ISSS Workshop on Dublin Core™ Metadata for Multimedia Information - Dublin Core™ (MMI-DC) of the European Committee for Standardization CEN has published several Dublin Core-related documents for public comment.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce the publication of the By-laws of DCMI. These By-laws define all roles, responsibilities and procedures involved in the governance of DCMI and, as such, serve as a basic description of the organization and its functioning.

The Usage Board is pleased to announce the approval of two new terms -- "License" and "Rights Holder" -- with the status of "conforming".

Diane Hillmann has graciously agreed to become Co-chair of the DCMI Education Working Group, replacing Paul Miller who stepped down from that position recently.

In addition to the links to RDF metadata on all pages on the DCMI Web site, we now also have embedded metadata on our pages, following the recommendation for XHTML encoding of Dublin Core™ metadata.

Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published the next status report of the Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative, with highlights of the six months.