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News from 2006

Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative, covering the period March to September 2006. Read the report...

On Tuesday 3 October 2006, DC-2006, the International Conference on Dublin Core™ and Metadata Applications will open in the Krmina Palace Hotel in Manzanillo, Mexico. Please visit the conference Web site for the latest information. Online registration is open until 2 October 2006. On-site registration during the event is possible but only with payment in cash (Mexican pesos and US dollars) and travellers cheques (US dollars only). We are looking forward to meeting you next week in Mexico!

A further update of the program for DC-2006 has been published with the names of the chairs of all paper sessions. Credit card payment has been installed on the registration page.

Around the DC-2006 conference, a number of DCMI committees will have meetings. On 30 September and 1 October 2006, a meeting takes place of the DCMI Usage Board. The day before the conference, 2 October 2006, a meeting is scheduled of the DCMI Advisory Board, while the day after the conference, 7 October 2006, the DCMI Board of Trustees will meet. All meetings will take place in the conference hotel in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.

On the basis of input received from a Public Comment period held earlier this year, the DCMI Usage Board has finalized a set of revisions to the DCMI Type Vocabulary. The RDF schema for the DCMI Type Vocabulary and the DCMI Registry have been updated accordingly.

The DCMI Usage Board has announced a Public Comment period for editorial revisions to labels, definitions and comments of terms in the Dublin Core™ Metadata Element Set. The proposed revisions clarify intended meanings and update the wording of definitions and comments in accordance with the DCMI Abstract Model. Comments can be submitted from 28 August through 25 September 2006 by posting to the DC-GENERAL mailing list. Comments received will be discussed at the Usage Board meeting in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, on 30 September 2006.

The program for DC-2006 has been upgraded to include details of the paper sessions with paper titles and authors. Registration details are available at the registration page. A call for sponsors has also been published on the conference Web site.

Public Comment was held from 30 May through 27 June 2006 on revised guidelines for expressing Dublin Core™ metadata in XML and in RDF. A report on issues raised will serve as the basis for further updates of the RDF expression.

The preliminary program for DC-2006, to be held in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico on 3-7 October 2006, is now available from the conference Web site. The conference features two keynotes, one on 3 October by Abel Packer of BIREME in Brazil and one on 6 October by Michael Crandall of the Information School at the University of Washington. In three plenary and four parallel paper sessions, 21 long and 7 short papers will be presented, while an additional seven papers will be read in a special session for reports on Portuguese and Spanish language projects.

Pete Johnston and Andy Powell have finalized a Working Draft on expressing Dublin Core™ metadata using XML. Public Comment will be held from 30 May through 27 June. Comments of a technical nature should be sent to the dc-architecture mailing list; a summary of technical issues has been posted there, with pointers to release notes and example schemas.