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News from 2009

The organizing committee for DC-2009, the ninth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for DC-2009: Eunchul Lee, Michael Crandall and Alistair Miles. The Call for Tutorials for DC-2009 is now closed.

The submission deadline for the Call for Tutorials for DC-2009 has been extended to 1 June 2009. The call remains open for proposals for Introductory and Advanced tutorials. Successful proposals will be advised by 22 June 2009, in line with notification of paper acceptance for the main conference.

The DCMI Executive would like to remind organizations involved in DCMI activities of the DCMI Partnership Program. The Partnership Program is intended for organizations that want to associate themselves with DCMI and provide financial support to the activities of DCMI. Benefits include a mention of the Partner on the DCMI Web site and the use by the Partner of a DCMI Partnership Program logo on their materials. For further information see the DCMI Partnership Program page.

A revised "Guidelines for Dublin Core Application Profiles" by Karen Coyle and Thomas Baker has been published as a DCMI Recommended Resource. Aimed at a broad audience of application profile developers, the document walks through the process of creating a simple profile, using examples to illustrate key components and metadata design principles.

The DCMI Tools Community is excited to announce a workshop on issues and challenges regarding the implementation of metadata schemes. The Workshop will take place in Zadar, Croatia, on Friday 29 May 2009 during the Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) conference. Speakers will include Cesare Concordia (Europeana project team) and Dan Brickley (W3C Semantic web specialist). The Community moderators, Thomas Severiens and Seth van Hooland will also talk about the new policy regarding the set of metadata tools listed on the DCMI Tools page.

The DCMI Social Tagging Community has issued a Call for Participation for a Workshop to be held at the ELPUB2009 Conference on 10 June 2009 in the Sala Napoleonica at the Universit di Milano, Palazzo Greppi, Via S. Antonio 10, Milano, Italy. Submissions should be sent to Eva Mndez and Ana Alice Baptista. For more information, please see the announcement on the Wiki of the DCMI Social Tagging Community.

In the last months, two new members have been appointed to the DCMI Oversight Committee. In early 2009, Schubert Foo was appointed as representative of the National Library Board Singapore, while recently Samantha Starmer was appointed as the fourth independent member of the Oversight Committee. With those appointments, the Oversight Committee is now on full strength with five members representing the DCMI Members and four independent members.

As of today, the Korean Library Association (KLA) has joined the National Library of Korea (NLK) as co-host for DC-2009 to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, Korea. KLA will take on the responsibility for conference event operations and management of sponsorship, while NLK will be responsible for overall coordination and management of the conference program.

The Call for Papers for DC-2009, this year's International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009, is now closed. The Program Committee will now start reviewing the received papers, project reports and posters. Notifications of acceptance are scheduled to be sent out on 22 June 2009. Please note that the Call for Tutorials and the Call for Sponsors are still open.

DCMI is interested to establish contact with organizations that are interested to host next year's conference and workshop in North America and therefore has published a Call for Expressions of Interest. Interested organizations are invited to respond to this call by 8 June 2009.