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    New chairs appointed for DCMI Agents Working Group

    The DCMI Directorate, in consultation with the DCMI Advisory Board, has appointed Andrew Wilson of the National Archives of Australia and John Roberts of Archives New Zealand as chairs of the DCMI Agents Working Group, taking over from John Kunze and Stuart Weibel.Monday, December 20, 2004

    Several documents updated on the DCMI Web site

    The DCMI Metadata Terms and the Reference description of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1 have been republished with some minor editorial changes, repairing two links to the specifications of ISO3166 and MIME. Several Working Group Web pages have been updated with reports of meetings at DC-2004 and new workplans for next year.Monday, December 20, 2004

    DC-2004 papers and tutorials available on-line

    The papers from the DC-2004 conference in Shanghai can be accessed by clicking on the titles of the papers on the DC-2004 Conference Program Web page, as well as at http://purl.org/metadataresearch /search.jsp. The tutorial slides are available in English and Chinese from the Training resources page on the DCMI Web site.Friday, November 12, 2004

    DCMI Type Working Group de-activated

    The DCMI Advisory Board, in its meeting on 15 October 2004 in Shanghai, decided to de-activate the DCMI Type Working Group.Friday, November 12, 2004

    New chairs appointed for DCMI Tools Working Group

    The DCMI Directorate, in consultation with the DCMI Advisory Board, has appointed Thomas Severiens of the Institute for Science Networking Oldenburg and Harry Wagner of OCLC as chairs of the DCMI Tools Working Group, taking over from Roland Schwnzl who passed away this summer.Friday, November 12, 2004

    DCMI Status report September 2004 published

    Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director, has published a new status report of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, covering the period March-September 2004. More information...Monday, September 20, 2004

    Usage Board announces new DCMI term 'Provenance'

    The Usage Board has announced the approval of a new term: "Provenance". The full text of the decision can be found from the Usage Board Decisions Web page. The terms have been added to DCMI Metadata Terms and related documents, as well as to the RDF schema provided by DCMI and to the DCMI Registry.Monday, September 20, 2004

    Paul Miller to represent UK Affiliate on DCMI Board of Trustees

    As part of the Affiliate Agreement with MLA and JISC in the UK, Paul Miller will represent the UK Affiliate on the DCMI Board of Trustees. Paul is the Director of the Common Information Environment in the UK, and was previously involved with DCMI as member of various executive and advisory committees and chair of working groups.Monday, August 30, 2004

    Public Broadcasting Metadata Directory, based on Dublin Core, to be launched

    The inaugural version of the Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary (PBcore), a standard way to describe all public broadcasting content based on Dublin Core metadata, is being finalized for the launch of version 1.0 in September 2004. The origins of the Dublin Core are firmly grounded in cross disciplinary discovery -- providing a core metadata set that others would find useful as a basis for interoperabity, and yet be able to extend to meet more elaborate requirements.Monday, August 30, 2004

    Public comment period for proposals to the Usage Board

    In preparation for its next meeting on 9 and 10 October 2004 in Shanghai, China, the DCMI Usage Board is inviting comments on several proposals. There are six proposals from the DCMI Collection Description Working Group, one from the DCMI Education Working Group and one from the DCMI Accessibility Working Group. These proposals are available for Public Comment until 30 September 2004. See for more information Work in Process: Documents Available for Public Comment.Monday, August 30, 2004