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News from 2008

The preparations for DC-2008, the 8th International Conference on Dublin Core™ and Metadata Applications to be held from 22 through 26 September 2008 in Berlin are in full swing.

The DCMI Directorate, in co-operation with the moderators of DCMI Communities and leaders of DCMI Task Groups, has issued a new six-month Status Report for the period March to September 2008.

"Expressing Dublin Core™ metadata using HTML/XHTML meta and link elements" by Pete Johnston and Andy Powell has been published as a DCMI Recommendation.

"Early bird" registration for DC-2008, the 8th International Conference on Dublin Core™ and Metadata Applications to be held from 22 through 26 September 2008 in Berlin has been extended for two weeks.

As of today, the DCMI Web site has moved to the National Library of Korea. The DCMI Directorate wishes to express thanks to OCLC Research for having hosted the DCMI Web site for more than ten years, and to the National Library of Korea for agreeing to take on this role from now on.

The final programme of DC-2008, to be held from 22 through 26 September in Berlin, has been published on the conference Web site.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, the Italian Digital Renaissance Foundation that promotes the use of the new Information and Communication Technologies for cultural heritage applications, has joined the DCMI Partnership Program as a Gold Partner.

Jane Greenberg, Program co-Chair of DC-2008 and co-moderator of the DCMI Tools Community, has been awarded the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology 2008.

The final programme of DC-2008, to be held from 22 through 26 September in Berlin, is expected to be published on 14 July.

The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that Infocom Corporation, the Japanese company that develops InfoLib, an integrated multimedia search system that is based on the Dublin Core™ Metadata Element Set, has become a Platinum Partner in the DCMI Partnership Program.