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News from 2009

"Interoperability Levels for Dublin Core Metadata" has been published as a Recommended Resource. The document discusses modeling choices involved in designing metadata applications for different types of interoperability. At Level 1, applications use data components with shared natural-language definitions. At Level 2, data is based on the formal-semantic model of the W3C Resource Description Framework (as in Linked Data). At Levels 3 and 4, data also shares syntactic constraints based on the DCMI Abstract Model.

The Program Committee for DC-2009, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009 and hosted by the National Library of Korea has extended the deadline for the submission of papers to 8 May 2009. For more information, see the Call for Papers.

The chairs of the DC-2009 Tutorial Committee, John Roberts of Archives New Zealand and Heesop Kim of Kyungpook National University Korea, have published a Call for Tutorials for DC-2009, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009 and hosted by the National Library of Korea. It is the intention to include both Introductory and Advanced tutorials in the program, and proposals in both categories are welcome as described in the call text.

A revised version of the International Standard ISO 15836 has been published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO 15836:2009 Information and documentation -- The Dublin Core metadata element set. The text of the standard has been brought in line with the January 2008 version of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set available on the DCMI Web site.

The March 2009 Status Report is now available, covering the period from September 2008 through March 2009. Read the report...

The Usage Board has published a review of the Scholarly Works Application Profile (SWAP), which was found to conform to the profile review criteria in all respects but one. The specific point on which SWAP does not follow the criteria relates to the matching algorithm specified in the Description Set Profile specification, currently still a working draft on which feedback is being sought. The issue could be resolved either by a small revision in SWAP or by a change in the matching algorithm.

In further preparation for DC-2009, to be held in Seoul, Korea, 12-16 October 2009 and hosted by the National Library of Korea, the Call for Sponsors was published today on the conference Web site. Please note that the Call for Papers is still open until 24 April 2009.

Following a workshop session on Metadata for Scientific Datasets at DC-2008, a new DCMI Community has been set up under the name of the DCMI Science and Metadata Community. We welcome participation from individuals and organizations interested in all aspects of metadata relating to scientific data. To learn more about this community, or become involved, visit the Community's website.

The National Library of Korea, the host for DC-2009, to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, Korea, has opened the conference Web site. The Call for Papers for the conference is open until 24 April 2009. Submissions are being invited for full papers, project reports and posters.

A completely new version of the DCMI Conference Paper repository has been installed at the National Library of Korea. The new repository includes the proceedings of all conferences from Tokyo 2001 until Berlin 2008.