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News from 2011

The Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative's Schema.org Alignment Task Group held its first teleconference on 12 December to discuss a proposed mapping of DCMI metadata terms to terms in the Schema.

DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia will be part of the collocated activities of Knowledge Technology Week 2012. DC-2012 delegates will be able to engage with the delegates of the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI) and the International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA-2012) and enjoy the opportunity to participate in sessions and social events across the range of collocated activities.

At the Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative's 20 September 2011 meeting at The Hague, Winston Ong and Ulla Ikäheimo joined the Oversight Committee representing the National Library Board Singapore and the National Library of Finland.

The Call for Papers for DC-2012 in Malaysia, to be hosted by MIMOS Berhad in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 3-7 September 2012, has been published.

The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group has published its final report at http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/XGR-lld-20111025/, examining how Semantic Web standards and Linked Data principles can be used to make the information assets of libraries more widely visible and re-usable on the Web.

The DCMI Architecture Forum has formed the DCMI Schema.org Alignment Task Group to define and publish mappings (alignments) between Schema.org vocabularies and DCMI Metadata Terms.

A NISO/DCMI Webinar, http://www.niso.org/news/events/2011/dcmi/rda will be held online at 13:00 Eastern Time on 16 November 2011. Diane Hillmann will provide an up-to-the-minute update on the development of an element vocabulary, application profile, and value vocabularies based on the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard.

DC-2012 has been scheduled to take place in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 3-7 September 2012 as part of Knowledge Technology Week. It will be collocated with the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems as well as with a number of other symposia and workshops.

DC-2011 at The Hague set a new attendance record for the DCMI International Conference series with delegates from 36 countries representing every continent but Antarctica.

In the build-up to DC-2011, opening 21 September 2011 at The Hague, the National Library of the Netherlands has published interviews with keynote speaker Emmanuella Berms, out-going DCMI CEO Makx Dekkers, new CEO Stuart Sutton and a joint interview with DCMI Chief Information Officer (Communications, Research and Development) Tom Baker and Diane Hillmann, DCMI Vocabulary Maintenance Officer.