News from 2006

Mikael Nilsson has finalized a Working Draft on expressing Dublin Core™ metadata using the Resource Description Framework. Public Comment will be held from 30 May through 27 June.

In response to requests from the community, the DCMI Web site now contains facilities for sending messages to several DCMI committees (the DCMI Board of Trustees, the DCMI Directorate, the DCMI Usage Board and the DCMI Advisory Board) from their Web pages as well as through the feedback page.

The DCMI Usage Board met on 29 and 30 April 2006 at the Information School of University of Washington in Seattle.

the DCMI Tools Working Group will meet in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. The meeting will be held in conjunction with Metadata Tools for Digital Resource Repositories Workshop at JCDL 2006 (http://www.

The Call for Papers for DC-2006 is now closed. The Program Committee will review the papers received and communicate acceptance to the authors in June.

The DCMI Usage Board will meet on 29 and 30 April 2006 at the University of Washington in Seattle. The agenda for the meeting includes follow-up to the public comment period on DCMI Type Vocabulary and editorial updates to metadata terms, including the possible assignment of formal domains and ranges.

Following a public comment period, revised specifications for DCMI DCSV, DCMI Period, DCMI Point, and DCMI Box have superseded older versions as DCMI Recommendations.

The Call for Papers for DC-2006, to be hosted by the University of Colima in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico on 3-6 October 2006, has been extended to 30 April 2006.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that the National Library of Korea has joined the DCMI Affiliate Program on the first of April 2006.

Translations have been provided for the Call for Papers for DC-2006 in Spanish and in French. The call is still open until 15 April 2006.