News from 2007

An updated specification for DC-TEXT a syntax for serializing, or representing, a Dublin Core™ metadata description set in plain text has been published as a DCMI Recommended Resource.

The Call for Papers for DC-2008, to be held 22-26 September 2008 in Berlin, is now available from the conference Web site.

Public Comment is being held from 5 November through 3 December 2007 on the DCMI Proposed Recommendation, "Expressing Dublin Core™ metadata using HTML/XHTML meta and link elements" by Pete Johnston and Andy Powell.

At the meeting of the DCMI Global Corporate Circle at DC-2007 in Singapore it was suggested to re-focus the group from its charter that places the main attention on application of Dublin Core™ metadata in corporate environments to a more general focus on Knowledge Management.

Over the last months, a number of new translations of DCMI documents have been added to the list on the translations page.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the DCMI Usage Board: Julie Allinson (Library and Archives, University of York, UK) and Pete Johnston (Eduserv Foundation, UK).

At the DCMI Advisory Board meeting in Singapore on 1 September, a new Community was established, the DCMI Scholarly Communications Community.

At DC-2007, a Special Session was held on the issue of identifiers, aimed at those interested in finding out more about work underway around identifiers and to participate in identifying the issues from the DCMI community's perspective.

A main outcome of DC-2007 is the "Singapore Framework", a set of documents that together form the specification of a Dublin Core™ Application Profile.

At DC-2007, the location and dates for next year's conference were revealed. DC-2008 will be held in Berlin, Germany from 22 through 26 September 2008.