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DCMI 2018 Conference Programme Published

The conference programme for DCMI 2018 has now been published. With an exciting mixture of 3 keynotes, papers, presentations, workshops and working meetings, this year's conference promises to continue the excellent tradition of DCMI annual events. (and all this in the wonderful location of Porto, Portugal!). Register now!

Webinar: The Current State of Automated Content Tagging: Dangers and Opportunities

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. There are real opportunities to use technology to automate content tagging, and there are real dangers that automated content tagging will sometimes inappropriately promote and obscure content. We’ve all heard talks about AI, but little detail about how these applications actually work. Recently I’ve been working with clients to explore the current state of the art of so-called AI technology, and to trial several of these tools with research, policy and general news content.

Webinar: The Role of Dublin Core Metadata in the Expanding Digital and Analytical Skill Set Required by Data-Driven Organizations

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 12, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. Many areas of our world are being subject to digitalisation as leaders and policymakers embrace the possibilities that can be harnessed through the capturing and exploiting of data. New business models are being developed, and new revenue streams are being uncovered that require a solid and recognised data competence capacity.

Registration for DCMI 2018 now open

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the annual Dublinc Core conference to be held in Porto, Portugal, 10-13th September 2018. This year's conference is co-located with TPDL 2018. By registering once for the DCMI conference you will automatically have free access to the TPDL conference programme as well! Click here for more details about DCMI 2018, and how to register for the conference. We look forward to seeing you in Porto!

Webinar: Introduction to Metadata Application Profiles

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. Successful data sharing requires that users of your data understand the data format, the data semantics, and the rules that govern your particular use of terms and values. Sharing often means the creation of “cross-walks” that transfer data from one schema to another using some or all of this information.

JTDC 2018 - A Doctoral Consortium

Update: The deadlines for submissions have been revised, so there is still time to submit! New dates: July 01, 2018 – Submissions deadline (submissions by email to July 08, 2018 – Notifications of acceptance September, 10, 2018 – JTDC 2018 workshop session In addition to the main DCMI conference (co-located with TPDL) in Porto in September, DCMI is also collaborating with TPDL to host JTDC 2018, described as a "Doctoral Consortium".

Webinar: A Linked Data Competency Framework for Educators and Learners

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. Linked Data is recognized as one of the underpinnings for open data, open science, and data-driven research and learning in the Semantic Web era. Questions still exist, however, about what should be expected as Linked Data related knowledge, skills, and learning outcomes, and where to find relevant learning materials.

Webinar: Understanding and Testing Models

This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 14:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. Every structured exchange requires consensus about the structure. The Shape Expressions (ShEx) language captures these structures in an intuitive and powerful syntax. From metadata description (e.g. DDI) to data description (e.g. FHIR), ShEx provides a powerful schema language to develop, test and deploy shared models for RDF data.

DCMI 2018 Conference - Call for Papers (deadline extended)

The deadline for the call for papers for the DCMI Conference, 2018, has been extended to 7th May 2018. This year's conference should be an exciting one. As well as the usual mixture of theoretical research and practical development, we will be co-located with the TPDL 2018 conference in the beautiful location of Porto, Portugal. Delegates will have access to both conference programmes with a single registration! Full details, including instructions on how to submit proposals, deadlines etc.

DCMI 2018 Keynore Speakers Announced

DCMI is pleased to announce that the three keynote speakers for this year's conference (colocated with TPDL2018) will be Natalia Manola, Herbert Van de Sompel and Medha Devare. All three are leading figures in their areas, and together will undoubtedly provide a variety of engaging and, in some cases, challenging viewpoints! Natalia Manola Herbert Van de Sompel Medha Devare Read more about our keynote speakers, and don't forget - it's not too late to submit a paper to the conference!