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1 6 June The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Makx Dekkers, Managing Director, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

2 6 June DCMI Overview Virtual organisation – not incorporated Hosted by OCLC (Dublin Ohio, USA): personnel, Web site, travel Other funding through projects and grants Work is mostly done by volunteers around the world

3 6 June Mission statement 1.Develop metadata standards for cross- domain discovery 2.Define frameworks for interoperability of metadata sets 3.Facilitate community- or disciplinary- specific metadata sets consistent with 1 and 2

4 6 June Activities Standards development and maintenance Support for development of tools, services and infrastructure Educational outreach Community liaison

5 6 June Dublin Core Metadata Flat model of 15 base elements Title, Creator, Contributor, Publisher, Subject, Description, Identifier, Date, Language, Type, Format, Coverage, Source, Relation, Rights Additional detail through qualifiers Element refinements, e.g. Date.Created, Relation.IsPartOf Encoding schemes, e.g. URI, W3CDTF, LCSH, IMT, TGN Extensions e.g. Audience element (Education, Libraries and Government), Audience.Mediator qualifier

6 6 June DCMI Namespaces Dublin Core 1.1 –http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/ New elements, qualifiers –http://purl.org/dc/terms/ Controlled vocabularies –http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ –http://purl.org/dc/ /

7 6 June Governance DCMI Directorate: –Executive Director: Stuart Weibel, USA –Managing Director: Makx Dekkers, Luxembourg DCMI Board of Trustees: policy oversight DCMI Advisory Board: technical experts DCMI Usage Board: responsible for Metadata Term Semantics

8 6 June Board of Trustees Denise BEDFORD, Worldbank Joseph BUSCH, Interwoven Inc., USA Michael CRANDALL, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Lorcan DEMPSEY, OCLC, USA Juha HAKALA, University of Helsinki, Finland Nathalie LEROY, United Nations Neil MCLEAN, IMS Australia Nigel OXBROW, TFPL Ltd., UK Shigeo SUGIMOTO, ULIS, Japan

9 6 June Participation Community of practitioners from organisations in 50 countries 17 active working and interest groups Some 75 active participants (chairs, authors/editors, reviewers) Domains: (digital) libraries, education, government, business

10 6 June Some recent news Z39.85 (DC 1.1): US Standard 2001 Several e-government programmes adopt DC (AU, CA, DK, FI, IE, NZ, UK), more to follow EU activity MIReG develops DC-based EU Government Metadata Framework (planned for Summer 2002)

11 6 June Implementations Open Archives Initiative Internal knowledge management in international corporations Information management in NGOs Many Digital Libraries projects in US, EU, Austalia, Japan and South-East Asia Open Source and commercial tools

12 6 June Main subjects Expressing Dublin Core metadata in (X)HTML, XML, RDF/XML, etc. Domain-specific extensions and usage (Application Profiles) The DCMI Registry (dictionary) Citations, Agents, Collections Support for development of tools

13 6 June Main challenges Sustainable organisation Link to Knowledge Management and Technology industry Official standardisation (ISO fast-track process being planned) Cross-standard interoperability (OAI, W3C, IEEE/LOM underway, others?)

14 6 June Co-operation Cross-standard interoperability –IEEE/Learning Object Metadata: common principles –EU Metadata Interoperability Forum –Standards Registry Committee Registry activities –W3C RDF Registry demonstrator with IEEE/LOM, AGLS, FAO, others

15 6 June DC-2002 Florence, Italy Metadata for e-Communities: Supporting Diversity and Convergence October 2002 Tutorials, Conference, Workshop Call for papers closes 15 June 2002 Preliminary programme July 2002

16 6 June DC-2002 Florence Topics –Domain specific metadata usage: education, cultural heritage, e-Government –Search engines and metadata –Knowledge management –Commerce and intranets –Indexing, metadata and ontologies –Tools for metadata interoperability

17 6 June Outlook Further develop specifications, best practice and guidance materials Extend and sustain global network of implementors Co-operate with other metadata standardisation activities Contribute to Semantic Web and Knowledge Technologies

18 6 June The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Makx Dekkers, Managing Director, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative


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