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DC-2017, Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

October 26, 2017 – October 29, 2017

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DC-2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Crown Plaza, Copenhagen Towers

Ørestads Boulevard 114 - 118
2300 København S, Denmark


Copenhagen, DK

October 13, 2016 – October 16, 2016

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The Summit in Copenhagen launches DCMI's 3rd decade and provides a forum for looking forward to new challenges and backward at challenges met and challenges unresolved. Every year the DCMI community gathers for both its Annual Meeting and its International Conference on Dublin Core & Metadata Applications. The work agenda of the DCMI community is broad and inclusive of all aspects of innovation in metadata design, implementation, and best practices. While the work of the Initiative progresses throughout the year, the Conference and Annual Meeting provide the opportunity for DCMI "citizens" as well as newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to gather face-to-face to share knowledge and experience. The Summit in Copenhagen will provide the opportunity for public- and private-sector initiatives beyond DCMI that are doing significant metadata work to come together, to compare notes, and to cast a broader light into their particular metadata work silos. Through such a gathering of the metadata communities, DCMI advances its "first goal" of promoting metadata interoperability and harmonization.

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Proceedings are available online! We will be adding additional resources to the proceedings including presentation slides and supplemental resources as they become available over the course of the conference days.

 

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Bradley Allen

Keynote Speaker Bradley P. Allen is Chief Architect at « Elsevier », the world's leading scientific publisher. He has been a serial entrepreneur who has built and led teams in the design, development, launch and operation of innovative Web businesses. He works at the nexus of information retrieval, linked data and machine learning technologies, and is two for three on successful startup exits. Brad leads the Architecture group within Elsevier's technology organization, focusing on aligning technology vision and roadmap with corporate strategy, helping core development teams build and evolve products and infrastructure, and guiding Elsevier Labs' collaborative research into the future of scientific and medical publishing.

Keynote Abstract: Much of Elsevier's work in the digitization of scholarly content has involved the adoption of metadata standards, of which Dublin Core and its related vocabularies have been central. These standards have been rooted in the ways in which people have accessed and discovered knowledge in libraries, but are increasingly focused on representing knowledge directly for uses that go beyond discovery and access. This talk addresses the question of how these standards are continuing to evolve as we move to a world where more and more of the readership of the scientific literature is composed of machines, as opposed to just people.


 

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The Technical Program includes peer-reviewed Papers, Project Reports, and Posters. Submission to the Technical Program will span metadata research, design, and application as a critical core value of effective information systems across domains—science, humanities, business, government, cultural memory, and the professions. It will explore the domain-crossing intersections of metadata lifecycle documentation, publication, and management. Submissions are welcome that elucidate the challenges of emergent areas of metadata interest including big data, fast data, immediate data, streaming data, and big and smart metadata. The submissions to the Technical Program will be reviewed by an international panel of experts.

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The Professional Program is key to DCMI's education and training objective and includes Tutorials, Workshops, Special Sessions, and Best Practice Posters & Demonstrations. Submissions are reviewed by the Conference Committee in consultation with the DCMI Education Committee. Selections for the Tutorial, Workshops, and Special Sessions are based on the: (a) immediacy of the submission to current education and training needs of metadata designers, implementers, and practitioners; and (b) potential of the submission to advance innovation in both the discourse and best practice of metadata. Best Practice Posters & Demonstrations is a non-peer reviewed track that encourages metadata practitioners in memory institutions, galleries, government and the private sector to showcase work demonstrating innovative approaches to metadata best practices. Selections are based on whether the work presents challenging problem in context and whether the authors and conference delegates can benefit from interactions during the poster session.

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Danish DC-2016 Committee

  • Leif Andresen, Advisor to the Director, The Royal Library. National Library of Denmark, Denmark
  • Preben Aagaard Nielsen, Danish Agency for Culture, Denmark
  • Susanne Thorborg, Danish Bibliographic Centre, Denmark

Technical Program Chairs

  • Valentine Charles, Europeana, Netherlands
  • Lars G. Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Germany

Professional Program Chairs

  • Thomas Baker, DCMI, Germany
  • Michael Crandall, University of Washington, United States
  • Stuart Sutton, DCMI, United States

 

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The DCMI Annual Meeting is collocated with the International Conference on Dublin Core & Metadata Applications. The Annual provides the members of DCMI's governance and administrative Boards and Standing Committees with the opportunity to meet face-to-face once a year. While scheduled meetings of these bodies will occur on Sunday, 16 October 2016; informal meetings of the Boards and Standing Committees may occur during any available time during the Pre-Conference (Thursday) and Conference days (Friday & Saturday).

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DC-2015, São Paulo, Brazil



São Paulo, BR

September 1, 2015 – September 4, 2015

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACT: The need for structured metadata to support ubiquitous access across the Web to the treasure troves of resources spanning cultures, in science, and in the digital humanities is now common knowledge among information systems designers and implementers. Structured metadata expressed through languages of description make it possible for us to 'speak' about the contents of our treasure troves. But, like all human languages, our languages of description both enable and isolate. The push to break out of the isolation of the metadata silos in which professionals inevitably design, implement and manage metadata in order to discover the intersections of our treasure troves drives much of today's discourse and emerging practice in metadata. The emergence of massively integrated Web presences such as Europeana and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) along with the reshaping of public access globally through mechanisms such as Linked Data and schema.org drive our conversations, our excitement, and our fears.

DCMI ANNUAL MEETING: Every year the DCMI community gathers for both its Annual Meeting and its International Conference on Dublin Core & Metadata Applications. The work agenda of the DCMI community is broad and inclusive of all aspects of innovation in metadata design, implementation and best practices. While the work of the Initiative progresses throughout the year, the Annual Meeting & Conference provides the opportunity for DCMI "citizens" as well as newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to gather face-to-face to share experiences. In addition, the gathering provides public- and private-sector initiatives beyond DCMI that are doing significant metadata work to come together to compare notes and cast a broader light into their particular metadata work silos. Through such a gathering of the metadata communities, DCMI advances its "first goal" of promoting metadata interoperability and harmonization. This year, the Annual Meeting & Conference is being hosted by the Universidade Estadual Paulista—São Paulo State University » and held in São Paulo, Brazil.

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DC-2014, Austin Texas, U.S.A.

AT&T Executive Education Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, Texas 78705

October 8, 2014 – October 11, 2014

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Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory
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Wednesday, October 8th through Saturday, October 11th, Austin, Texas, USA

Metadata is fundamental in enabling ubiquitous access to cultural and scientific resources through galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM). While fundamental, GLAM traditions in documentation and organization lead to significant differences in both their languages of description and domain practices. And yet, the push is on for "radically open cultural heritage data"* that bridges these differences as well as those across the humanities and the natural sciences. DC-2014 will explore the role of metadata in spanning the archipelago of siloed cultural memory in an emerging context of linked access to data repositories as well as repositories of cultural artifacts.

*John Voss, « Radically Open Cultural Heritage Data on the Web »

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DC-2013, Lisbon, Portugal



September 2, 2013 – September 6, 2013

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DC-2013 will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value.

On the web, data—and especially descriptive vocabularies—can change or vanish from one moment to the next. Nonetheless, the web increasingly forms the ecosystem for our vocabularies and our data. DC-2013 will bring together in Lisbon the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing a sustainable metadata ecosystem.

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DC-2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia



September 3, 2012 – September 7, 2012

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DC-2012 will explore the global, national and regional roles of metadata in addressing global challenges such as food security, the digital divide, and sustainable development. Metadata plays a significant role globally in information systems shaping how we know, monitor and change social and governmental systems affecting everything from the environment, human rights and justice to education and peace. DC-2012 will bring together in Kuching the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing languages of description to meet these global challenges.

DC-2012 will take place in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo) from 3 through 7 September 2012 and will be part of the collocated activities of «Knowledge Technology Week 2012».

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Special Session Semantic Web Vocabularies and Drupal

A number of the organizations represented at Knowledge Technology Week 2012 and DC-2012 use a Drupal platform (e.g., FAO and VIVO) or are planning such a migration (ZBW Labs and DCMI). This special session will explore the relationship between Drupal and Linked Open Data (LOD) vocabularies - specifically, how Drupal systems can ingest and use LOD vocabularies and publish data using LOD vocabularies. How does, or how might, Drupal interact with the Agrovoc Vocbench, AgInfra tools, metadata registries, or Schema.org? The session will begin with lightning talks about projects that use or are implementing any of the approaches above. These presentations will lead into "unconference"-style brainstorming to identify opportunities for sharing expertise, pooling efforts, or defining joint goals. «…more information »


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DC-2011, The Hague

The National Library of the Netherlands

The Hague, NL

September 21, 2011 – September 23, 2011

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Metadata Harmonization: Bridging Languages of Description

Resting at the heart of application profiles, «metadata harmonization»[1] presents a little understood, but critical challenge in design of languages of description. DC-2011 will explore the conceptual and practical issues of design when the language solution calls for cross-fertilization from different metadata specifications.

DC-2011, the eleventh International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, will take place at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague from 21 through 23 September 2011. The National Library of the Netherlands (KB) fosters the national infrastructure for scientific information and plays an important role in the permanent access to digital information at an international level. The KB has been involved in many international research projects in the field of digital libraries and hosts the offices of European Library Office.  The European Library and Europeana. The European Library Office is coordinating the local organization of DC-2011.

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