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    DC-Corporate mailing list established

    Following discussions in the Corporate Track of the Florence conference, a mailing list has been established for people who have an interest in sharing and developing good practice in the adoption and deployment of Dublin Core to information services including traditional, web, and broadband publishing, as well as enterprise information applications including intranets, extranets, and Internet. An article by DCMI Board member Michael Crandall about the Corporate Circle initiative has been posted by the Montague Institute at http://www.Monday, December 23, 2002

    Mark your calendars: DC-2003 dates and location

    DCMI and the University of Washington Information School are pleased to announce the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Annual Conference, to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, September 29th through October 2nd, 2003. See [cached copy]. DC-2003 will build on previous conferences in Tokyo and Florence, offering a working group track, a tutorial track, and a conference track of refereed papers, panels, posters, and invited speakers. Watch the DC-General mailing list, the DC Home page, and the DC-2003 Web site for further details on the call for papers and participation.Monday, December 23, 2002

    New XML Schema for Simple DC

    A revised XML Schema for XML has been published, superseding the 2002-03-12 version. Both versions are now linked from, December 23, 2002

    New Chair for DCMI User Guide Working Group

    The DCMI Directorate is pleased to announce that Mary Woodley has agreed to become the chair of the DCMI User Guide Working Group. Mary works at California State University in Northridge, California, USA and has several roles there: Metadata or Digital Librarian, Social Sciences Librarian and incoming head of Collection Development. She has been involved in the DCMI User Guide Working Group for a number of years. Diane Hillmann, the former chair, will continue to be involved in the work of the WG, and especially the upcoming revision of the User Guide.Tuesday, September 03, 2002

    Position paper on records management / recordkeeping metadata is now available for Comment

    This report was prepared by Andrew Wilson, co-chair of DC-Government WG and John Roberts and surveys the current state of international and/or global work on the development of records management / recordkeeping metadata element sets. The purpose of this was to determine whether DCMI should work on developing its own set or become involved in international projects carrying out this work. The report makes a number of recommendations for DCMI involvement, including the establishment of an Interest Group.Tuesday, September 03, 2002

    The Usage Board has announced the availability of a new set of documents

    Besides initiating processes for the review and approval of new Dublin Core elements and qualifiers, the Usage Board has revamped the way Dublin Core Metadata Initiative documents its work. The documents, accessible from, currently include: Up-to-the-minute listings of all current Elements, Element Refinements, Encoding Schemes, and DCMI Type Vocabulary terms [7,8]. These will supersede Web documents currently in use as authoritative sources of up-to-date information on DCMI metadata terms.Monday, August 05, 2002

    New version of the 'Guidelines for implementing Dublin Core in XML' now available

    A new version of the "Guidelines for implementing Dublin Core in XML" document is available at: The principal change in this version is to Recommendation 7 in line with the conventions adopted in the proposed XML schemas for qualified DC: Comments on this proposal can be posted on the DC-Architecture list until 16 August 2002. [More information]Thursday, July 25, 2002

    Proposed XML Schema for Qualified Dublin Core is now available for Comment

    A small group has been working together to formulate a proposed XML schema for qualified Dublin Core. This work builds on a number of efforts including the joint work by the OAI ( and DCMI that led to the release of an XML schema for unqualified Dublin Core at, and the metadata work within the Harmony Project ( The proposal is available at Comments on this proposal can be posted on the DC-Architecture list until 16 August 2002.Thursday, July 25, 2002

    DC-2002 Call For Papers

    The DCMI 2002 Programme Committee invites papers in the following categories: E-Government Search engines and metadata Educational metadata: improving communication Knowledge management Use of DC metadata for commerce and intranets Semantic web: roles of standard cataloguing, indexing, metadata and ontologies Metadata interoperability: tools and protocols, and Cultural heritage metadata. Deadline for papers is 2002-06-15. For more information... [PDF version]Monday, April 29, 2002

    DC-2002 will take place in Florence, Italy

    Monday, April 29, 2002