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News from 2018

We are delighted to announce that the DCMI Annual Conference in 2019 will be hosted by the Korean National Library in Seoul.

The Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative is pleased to announce that it has accepted responsibility for maintaining the Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO). BIBO is a long-established ontology, is very stable and is widely used in bibliographic linked-data.

We are pleased to announce that the full conference proceedings for the DCMI Annual Conference 2018 have been published. Thanks to all who contributed to the programme!

This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 15:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members.

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018, 15:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members.

The DCMI Annual Conference was held last week, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. The conference was co-located with TPDL which meant that while many people arrived as part of one community, all left with the experience and appreciation of two!

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members.

The conference programme for DCMI 2018 has now been published. With an exciting mixture of 3 keynotes, papers, presentations, workshops and working meetings, this year's conference promises to continue the excellent tradition of DCMI annual events. (and all this in the wonderful location of Porto, Portugal!).

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This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members.

There are real opportunities to use technology to automate content tagging, and there are real dangers that automated content tagging will sometimes inappropriately promote and obscure content.


This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 12, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members.

Many areas of our world are being subject to digitalisation as leaders and policymakers embrace the possibilities that can be harnessed through the capturing and exploiting of data.