DCMI names Oversight Committee inaugural Chair and Chair-Elect

DCMI is pleased to announce that it has named Michael Crandall as inaugural Chair of the Oversight Committee and Eric Childress as the Committee's Chair-Elect. Michael Crandall is a Senior Lecturer in the Information School of the University of Washington and current Director of its iAffiliates Program. Eric Childress provides project management support for OCLC Research projects and participates as a team member and subject matter expert on various OCLC Research and product-related activities focused on metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification. The Oversight Committee oversees the policies and activities of DCMI, provides oversight and guidance to the Initiative's managing Directorate and contributes to the development and promotion of the Initiative. DCMI is in the process of restructuring the governance of its Oversight Committee and its Advisory Board. The creation of Oversight Committee officers is the first step in that restructuring. More information about the membership of the Oversight Committee can be found at http://dublincore.org/about/oversight/.