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Upcoming DCMI Events

» May 24 (EN) & May 31 (PT): Webinar: "Me4MAP: A method for the development of metadata application profiles" with Mariana Curado Malta Information & registration (Free to DCMI members)

» June 14: Webinar: "How to Design & Build Semantic Applications with Linked Data" with Dave Clarke Information & registration (Free to DCMI members)

» Oct. 26-29: DC-2017, Washington, D.C. (Crystal City, Virginia), USA


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» Oct. 27-Nov 1, 2017: ASIS&T Annual, Washington, D.C. (Crystal City, Virginia), USA




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Webinar: How to Design & Build Semantic Applications with Linked Data

2017-05-19, This webinar, presented by Dave Clarke, co-founder and CEO of the Synaptica® group of companies, will demonstrate how to design and build rich end-user search and discovery applications using Linked Data. The Linked Open Data cloud is a rapidly growing collection of publicly accessible resources, which can be adopted and reused to enrich both internal enterprise projects and public-facing information systems. The webinar will use the Linked Canvas application as its primary use-case. Linked Canvas is an application designed by Synaptica for the cultural heritage community. It enables high-resolution images of artworks and artifacts to be catalogued and subject indexed using Linked Data. The talk will demonstrate how property fields and relational predicates can be adopted from open data ontologies and metadata schemes, such as DCMI, SKOS, IIIF and the Web Annotation Model. Selections of properties and predicates can then be recombined to create Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) customized for business applications. The demonstration will also illustrate how very-large-scale subject taxonomies and name authority files, such as the Library of Congress Name Authority File, DBpedia, and the Getty Linked Open Data Vocabularies collection, can be used for content enrichment and indexing.

To register and for more information about the webinar and presenter, visit [dublincore.org].

Webinar: Me4MAP - A method for the development of metadata application profiles

2017-04-21, A metadata application profile (MAP) is a construct that provides a semantic model for enhancing interoperability when publishing data to the Web of Data. When a community of practice agrees to follow a MAP's set of rules for publishing data as Linked Open Data, it makes it possible for such data to be processed automatically by software agents. Therefore, the existence of a method for MAP development is essential to providing developers with a common ground on which to work. The absence of such a method leads to a non-systematic set of MAP development activities that frequently results in MAPs of lesser quality. This Webinar with Mariana Curado Malta, Polythecnic of Oporto, Portugal, will present Me4MAP, a method for the development of metadata application profiles. The webinar will be presented twice, once in English and once in Portuguese. For more information about the webinar and to register, visit [dublincore.org].

NKOS Workshop at DC-2017 in Washington, DC

2017-04-21, The 11th U.S. Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 28 as part of DC-2017 in Crystal City, VA (Washington, D.C.). The Call for Participation including presentations and demos is available at [dcevents.dublincore.org].

Advancing metadata practice:
Quality, Openness, Interoperability

Following up on DC-2016 in Copenhagen, with its look towards the changing role of metadata in the Second Machine Age, this year's conference will focus on technologies and practices that are advancing how we can create and manage good metadata. Interoperability and openness have been guiding principles of the DCMI community for over twenty years, and these principles have evolved through the development of Semantic Web standards and Linked Open Data. A deluge of new data sources is magnifying the perennial challenge of metadata quality but also inspiring the development of innovative tools, practices, and solutions, the focus of this year's conference.

In conjunction with each conference, the DCMI community holds an Annual Meeting at which DCMI citizens discuss ongoing work in areas such as vocabulary management, website design, and RDF validation. Together, the Conference and Annual Meeting provide opportunities for seasoned professionals, newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to share knowledge and experience. The meeting is a venue for practitioners in public- and private-sector initiatives to network and compare notes. Following the pattern of last year's conference in Copenhagen, DC-2017 will overlap with the « annual meeting of ASIS&T », providing additional opportunities for professional interaction.

These gatherings advance DCMI's mission of promoting the interoperability and harmonization of metadata, from element schemas and Semantic Web vocabularies to application profiles, ontologies, and knowledge organization systems.


The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, or "DCMI", is an open organization supporting innovation in metadata design and best practices across the metadata ecology. DCMI's activities include work on architecture and modeling, discussions and collaborative work in DCMI Communities and DCMI Task Groups, global conferences, meetings and workshops, and educational efforts to promote widespread acceptance of metadata standards and best practices.

DCMI maintains a number of formal and informal liaisons and relationships with standards bodies and other metadata organizations.


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