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News from 2006

The DCMI Usage Board has completed an editorial revision of terms in the Dublin Core™ Metadata Element Set, bringing definitions and usage comments into line with the DCMI Abstract Model.

While many of the Working Groups chairs are continuing their work as DCMI Community moderators or DCMI Task Group leaders, there have been a number of changes.

Over the last two months, DCMI Working Groups have been converting into DCMI Communities and DCMI Task Groups. All groups are listed on the overview page of DCMI's work structure.

The Program Committee for DC-2007, to be held in Singapore from 27 through 31 August 2007, will be chaired by Abdus Sattar Chaudry of Nanyang Technological University and Stuart Sutton of the University of Washington.

Participants from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries met in a special session during DC-2006, and adopted a resolution to promote the use of metadata in the Ibero-american community and strengthen the involvement of and co-operation among implementers of Dublin Core™ metadata in that community.

At DCMI meetings in Manzanillo, a new structure for technical work has been discussed and approved. DCMI Working Groups will be restructured as DCMI Communities and DCMI Task Groups.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that DC-2007 will be held in Singapore in the week of 27-31 August 2007, hosted by the National Library Board in cooperation with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information of Nanyang Technological University.

This year's conference, DC-2006, was held 3-6 October 2006 in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, and hosted by the University of Colima, with 250 participants from 24 countries.

At the meeting of the DCMI Board of Trustees held in Manzanillo on 7 October 2006, Sam Oh was appointed as the representative of the Korean DCMI Affiliate.

Public Comment was held from 28 August to 25 September 2006 on editorial revisions to labels, definitions and comments of terms in the Dublin Core™ Metadata Element Set.