DCMI has a long history of fostering and supporting technical development and innovation through the activities of its community, often in partnership with other organisations. Following on from the development of the ubiquitous DCMI Metadata Terms, the community has in more recent years focussed on the concept of the metadata application profile, developing supporting frameworks and conceptual models such as the Singapore Framework. Most recently, the Application Profiles Interest Group has formed to address the next stage of development in this space.