In memoriam: Rachel Heery

With great sadness we have learned that Rachel Heery, a long-time participant in the Dublin Core™ community and member of the DCMI Advisory Board until her retirement in 2007, passed away on 24 July 2009. With her ground-breaking introduction of the idea of Application Profiles at the eighth Dublin Core™ workshop in Ottawa in 2000, Rachel helped move DCMI in the direction we still follow. Her numerous research and development projects as Assistant Director of UKOLN at the University of Bath (UK) made essential contributions to defining the evolving state of the art in metadata. We will miss her.