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News from 2009

A new Task Group has been established under the name DCMI/NKOS Task Group that targets to develop a Dublin Core™ Application Profile for KOS (Knowledge Organization Systems) resources based on the work of the NKOS group. This Task Group is led by Marcia Zeng of the School of Information and Library Science at Kent State University, and Gail Hodge of Information International Associates, Inc. (IIa) who both have become members of the DCMI Advisory Board.

The conference Web site for DC-2010, to be held 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh is now available. The site is kindly hosted by ASIS&T, the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

The organizing committee for DC-2010, to be held 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, has issued the Call for Papers. The theme of the 2010 conference is "Making Metadata Work Harder: Celebrating 15 years of Dublin Core™". Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics as listed in the Call. The call is open until 2 April 2010.

Following the DCMI Advisory Board meeting on 16 October 2009 in Seoul, two Task Groups have been deactivated: the DCMI Agents Task Group and the DCMI Government Application Profile Task Group. Talat Chaudhri of UKOLN was appointed co-moderator of the DCMI Scholarly Communications Community and member of the DCMI Advisory Board.

In preparation for DC-2010, the tenth International Conference on Dublin Core™ and Metadata Applications, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 20-22 October 2010, a conference committee has been established, chaired by Stuart Sutton of the University of Washington Information School. Program Chairs for DC-2010 are Diane Hillmann of the Information Institute of Syracuse and Metadata Management Associates, and Mike Lauruhn of Taxonomy Strategies, while Liddy Nevile of La Trobe University is the Workshop Convenor.

The DC-2009 conference, held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009, featured high quality tutorials, keynotes, conference papers and workshop sessions. The event was attended by around 100 participants from 18 countries and territories who engaged in lively discussions around the theme of Semantic Interoperability of Linked Data. The conference proceedings are available in the DCMI Conference Paper Repository and many of the presentations are linked from the program page on the conference Web site.

DCMI is pleased to announce that DC-2010 will take place 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) which is scheduled for 24-27 October 2010 in the same location. Further announcements will be released in the coming months. See the conference flyer.

On-line registration for DC-2009, to be held 12-16 October in Seoul, Korea, hosted by the National Library of Korea in cooperation with the Korean Library Association and DCMI, is now closed. During the event, on-site registration will still be possible. Please have a look at the final programme for the event. We are looking forward to meeting many of you next week in Seoul!

The DCMI home page has been redesigned with four new "landing pages": Metadata Basics, DCMI Specifications, Community and Events, About Us, and a new Site Map.

The Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, a DCMI Gold Partner in 2008-2009, has agreed to be a Local Tutorial Partner under the DCMI Partnership Program. The Fondazione, in cooperation with DCMI, is organizing a Dublin Core™ Tutorial on 17 December 2009 in Florence under the title "Dublin Core: building blocks for interoperability". This Tutorial will take place on the day after the Conference "CULTURAL HERITAGE on line: Empowering users: an active role for user communities" on 15-16 December 2009.