News from 2007

The Organizing Committee of DC-2007, to be held 27-31 August 2007 in Singapore, is pleased to announce that the Guest of Honour at the conference opening will be Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore's Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Second Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts.

Incorporating resolutions of comments received in the public comment period in April 2007, a revised version of the DCMI Abstract Model has been approved as a DCMI Recommendation.

Based on work done by Barbara Gorson and subsequent review by a committee of the DCMI Advisory Board, a general presentation of the benefits of using Dublin Core™ metadata has been produced under the title "Making Information Work: the Dublin Core™ Way".

As the result of a five-year review, an updated version of the "The Dublin Core™ Metadata Element Set" has been published as ANSI/NISO Standard Z39.

A new DCMI Task Group is being set up for collaborative work on Resource Description and Access (RDA), a library standard being developed for resource description and access in the digital world, building on foundations established by the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR).

The Organizing Committee of DC-2007, to be held in Singapore from 27 through 31 August 2007, has published the preliminary program for the conference.

DCMI has published a Call for Tender for the creation of a structured document format expressing a Description Set Profile (part of a Dublin Core™ Application Profile) as a wiki page, along with a script for transforming the wiki document into a machine-processable representation in XML.

The official Web site of DC-2007, to be held in Singapore from 27 through 31 August 2007, is now online. Information about the conference will be posted on a regular basis.

The DCMI Directorate has awarded a contract to Mikael Nilsson (Knowmania HB, Sweden) to draft a specification modelling a "Description Set Profile" the core component of an Application Profile as a formal set of templates and constraints on the basis of the DCMI Abstract Model.

At the ELPUB conference in Vienna, a DCMI Tools workshop will be held under the title "Ontologies for Digital Application Description".