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News from 2012

The two DC-2012 full-day pre-conference tutorials will each provide information professionals with beginning knowledge and skills necessary to design and development of semantic metadata including design of ontologies and controlled vocabularies useful in linked data on the open Web. The tutorials will also focus on design of metadata application profiles to meet an organization or company's needs to publish to the open Web using OWL and topic maps ontologies. Presenters Karen Coyle and Sam Oh have extensive experience teaching and working with professionals practicing in all forms of memory institutions (libraries, museums and archives) as well as the private sector.

Online registration for DC-2012 is now open at DC-2012 is part of the Knowledge Technology Week 2012 activities.

Presentations from the successful DCMI-UK regional meeting "Five Years On" at the British Library on 26-27 April 2012 are available at Additional resources from the Seminar and the collocated meetings of the DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group and the Vocabulary Management Community will be added to the website over the next several weeks.

The DCMI Usage Board has approved a revision of the usage note for the element Subject. This maintenance release has been undertaken in preparation for the routine five-year review of ANSI/NISO Z39.85-2007 ("The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set").

The organizers of the DCMI-UK regional meeting at the British Library on 26-27 April 2012 are pleased to announce the preliminary list of speakers for the meeting including Barbara Tillett (Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA (JSC)), Robina Claphan (Europeana), Mirna Willer (IFLA ISBD Review Group), Pat Riva (IFLA FRBR Review Group), Thomas Baker (DCMI), Gordon Dunsire (IFLA Namespaces Technical Group and DCMI), Diane Hillmann (DCMI and Metadata Management Associates) and Owen Stephens (JISC).

DCMI is pleased to announce the creation of a Cultural Heritage Metadata Task Group to identify the challenges of metadata for cultural heritage and to provide a simple cross-community metadata model for Cultural Heritage Objects and give a recommendation for the development of DCMI Application Profiles. The Task Group is led by Advisory Board members Stefanie RŸhle (SUB Gšttingen) and Emad Khazraee (Drexel University).

The Call for Papers and other contributions for DC-2012, to be hosted by MIMOS, 3-7 September in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, is now closed. Authors of submitted papers, project reports, posters, special sessions and DCMI Community workshop sessions will receive notification in late May. The preliminary program will be published in the first half of June.

A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Dan Brickley will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 25 April 2012. Registration for this webinar closes 25 April 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). Dan Brickley will explore how the publication methods of relate to the methods used to publish Linked Data. Must data providers commit to one or the other, or can the two approaches exist side-by-side, even reinforcing each other?

The Organizing Committee for DC-2012 is happy to announce that the deadline for submissions for DC-2012, to be held 3-7 September 2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, has been extended to 30 March 2012. We are looking forward to your contributions!

DCMI is very pleased to announce that the Research Center for Knowledge Communities (RCKC), University of Tsukuba has joined DCMI as a Gold Partner with membership through 31 January 2013. Please see the Partner page for more details. The DCMI Partnership Program is open for all companies and organizations that want to support DCMI financially to continue its work to the benefit of the global metadata audience.