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JTDC 2018 - A Doctoral Consortium

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". From the TPDL website, which explains this in detail: The purpose of JTDC 2018 is to provide to doctoral students a friendly and lively atmosphere for sharing research ideas and experience with peers, and receive constructive feedback from senior researchers and scholars.

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!

LRMI Vocabularies Announcement

DCMI and its LRMI Task Group are pleased to announce the publication of a set of controlled vocabularies (enumerations) for use with existing learning resource properties. The properties have been described using the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) and serialized in Turtle. These vocabulary additions can be found on the LRMI website at Alignment Type for use with Educational Audience Role for use with Educational Use for use with schema.

DCMI 2018 Conference - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the DCMI Conference, 2018, has been issued! Full details, including instructions on how to submit proposals, deadlines etc. can be found on the DCMI Conference Submission website. More general information about the conference, venue, location etc. can be found on the DCMI website.

DC-2018 Announced

We are pleased to announce that DCMI's annual international conference, DC-2018, will be hosted by the University of Porto in Portugal, from September 10th - 13th. We are also pleased to announce that the conference will be co-located with the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) annual international conference The conferences will deliver two, parallel programmes of peer-reviewed papers, tutorials and workshops. Delegates will register once, and will then be free to choose between the two programmes, with some plenary sessions (keynotes) and social events bringing all delegates together.

CEDIA Joins as new Regional Member

I am delighted to report that the CorporacioĢn Ecuatoriana para el Desarrollo de InvestigacioĢn y la Academia (CEDIA) has agreed to join DCMI as a regional member. CEDIA is a national membership organisation which represents higher-education and research institutions in Ecuador. The organisations has a keen interest in metadata standardisation - especially in the domain of data repositories, and has been active in this area since 2009. CEDIA is a strong proponent of Open Access, and encourages and supports the adoption of interoperable metadata and specialised metadata vocabularies among its member organisations.

Webinar: Save the Children Resource Libraries

update: Branka Kosovac will join Joseph Busch in presenting this webinar DCMI is pleased to announce a new webinar: Save the Children Resource Libraries: Aligning Internal Technical Resource Libraries with a Public Distribution Website. Presented by Joseph Busch, Founder of Taxonomy Strategies and Branka Kosovac, Taxonomy Strategies associate and Principal of dotWit Consulting, the webinar will discuss a recent project which has established an internal library of technical resources at the international Save the Children charity.