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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. SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) es la recomendación del W3C para representar y publicar conjuntos de datos de clasificaciones, tesauros, encabezamientos de materia, glosarios y otros tipos de vocabularios controlados y sistemas de organización del conocimiento. La primera parte del webinar incluye una visión general de las tecnologías de la web semántica y muestra detalladamente los diferentes elementos del modelo SKOS.

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 increasing uptake of semantic technologies is giving the ontologies the opportunity to be treated as first-class citizens within software development projects. Together with the deserved visibility and attention that ontologies are getting, it comes the responsibility for ontology development teams to combine their activities with software development practices as seamless as possible.

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! The full conference proceedings are now available, with copies of presentation slides where appropriate. Some photographs of the conference can be found on Flickr, tagged with 'dcmi18'.

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. SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) is the recommendation of the W3C to represent and publish datasets for classifications, thesauri, subject headings, glossaries and other types of controlled vocabularies and knowledge organization systems in general. The first part of the webinar includes an overview of the technologies of the semantic web and shows in detail the different elements of the SKOS model.

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.


We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the annual Dublin Core conference to be held in Porto, Portugal, 10-13th September 2018.

This year's conference is co-located with TPDL 2018. By registering once for the DCMI conference you will automatically have free access to the TPDL conference programme as well!

Click here for more details about DCMI 2018, and how to register for the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Porto!


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

Successful data sharing requires that users of your data understand the data format, the data semantics, and the rules that govern your particular use of terms and values. Sharing often means the creation of “cross-walks” that transfer data from one schema to another using some or all of this information. However, cross-walks are time-consuming because the information that is provided is neither standardized nor machine-readable.