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The deadline for submissions to the programme of the The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) annual international conference in 2019 has been extended to 2019-05-17. The DCMI conference this year will be hosted by the National Library of Korea in Seoul (23rd - 26th September, 2019) and promises to be a fantastic event! There is still time to submit your proposals! This year we will also be running a Doctoral Forum and a Hack Day - see those respective web pages to find out how to contribute.

We are delighted to welcome our newest DCMI institutional member, Library and Archives Canada (LAC). LAC is DCMI's first Canadian institutional member, so we are particularly excited to be adding Canada to those countries represented in DCMI. LAC describes its mission: As the custodian of our distant past and recent history, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is a key resource for all Canadians who wish to gain a better understanding of who they are, individually and collectively.

The DC-2019 Hack Day will focus on new approaches to Application Profiles. After three days of paper sessions, panels, workshops, and tutorials, the Hack Day on September 26 will provide an informal space for playing with new technologies, brainstorming new ideas, forming new collaborations, or simply sharing work around your laptop. Everyone is welcome to attend, from researchers and professionals with user requirements, to modellers and programmers willing to implement the ideas in code, as well as interested observers.

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) annual international conference in 2019 will be hosted by the National Library of Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, 23rd - 26th September, 2019. The Organising Committee has just published a call for participation. Please consider submitting a proposal!

The W3C Data Exchange Working Group has issued first drafts of two potential standards relating to profiles. The first is a small ontology for profile resources. This ontology is based on the case where an application profile is made up of one or more documents or resources, such as both human-readable instructions and a SHACL validation document. The ontology links those into a single graph called a "profile" and states the role of each resource.

We are delighted to announce that the DCMI Annual Conference in 2019 will be hosted by the Korean National Library in Seoul. The conference dates are confirmed: 23rd - 26th September, 2019 (23rd - 25th September, 2019 for the conference-proper, with an extra day (26th) reserved for workshops or similar activities). We are also pleased to announce the following appointments to the conference planning team: Conference Chair: Dr. Sam Oh Co-chairs of the Content and Presentations planning committee: Dr Marcia Zeng and Dr.

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is pleased to announce that it has accepted responsibility for maintaining the Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO). BIBO is a long-established ontology, is very stable and is widely used in bibliographic linked-data. We are also very pleased to announce that Bruce D'Arcus has joined the DCMI Usage Board, and will act as the point of contact for issues relating to BIBO. Bruce had this to say about the decision:

We are pleased to announce that the full conference proceedings for the DCMI Annual Conference 2018 have been published. Thanks to all who contributed to the programme!

This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 15:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) es la recomendación del W3C para representar y publicar conjuntos de datos de clasificaciones, tesauros, encabezamientos de materia, glosarios y otros tipos de vocabularios controlados y sistemas de organización del conocimiento. La primera parte del webinar incluye una visión general de las tecnologías de la web semántica y muestra detalladamente los diferentes elementos del modelo SKOS.

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018, 15:00 UTC (convert this time to your local timezone here) and is free for DCMI members. The increasing uptake of semantic technologies is giving the ontologies the opportunity to be treated as first-class citizens within software development projects. Together with the deserved visibility and attention that ontologies are getting, it comes the responsibility for ontology development teams to combine their activities with software development practices as seamless as possible.