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For details contact
Makx Dekkers:
mail@makxdekkers.com
The Dublin Core community continues to
grow: by September 2002, all DCMI public
mailing lists had over 2,900 subscriptions,
which is an increase of more than 600
since last year.
Details of the Dublin Core Conference
(DC-2002), which will be held in Florence,
Italy, 13-17 October 2002, can be found at
http://www.bncf.net/dc2002.The event
will consist of a set of tutorials, conference
sessions with reviewed papers, working group
meetings and special topic workshops.
After the publication of version 1.1 of the
Dublin Core Metadata Element Set as
CEN Workshop Agreement
(http://www.cenorm.be/isss/cwa_down-
load_area/cwa13874.pdf) in March 2000
and as American National Standard Z39.85
(http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/
Z39-85.pdf) in October 2001, the specifi-
cation began its progress through ISO to
become an International Standard.
The fast-track ballot of ISO DIS 15836 in
ISOTC46/SC4 started on 22 August 2002
and will finish on 22 January 2003. As part
of the work in the Architecture Working
Group, several specifications are nearing
completion and review.
Proceedings are located at http://dublin-
core.org/groups/architecture/
The Registry Working Group released an
updated version of the DCMI Registry in
July 2002 with schemas in 21 languages.
See: http://wip.dublincore.org:8080/
dcregistry/index.html
Digital libraries, once project based and
largely autonomous efforts, are maturing.
As individual programmes have grown,
each has developed its own personality,
reflecting the circumstances of its creation
and environment, and its leadership.This
report from the Council on Library and
Information Resources (CLIR) and the
This book presents the state of the art in
the development of the principles and
technologies that will allow the Semantic
Web to become a reality. It contains revi-
sed versions of a selection of papers pre-
sented at the first International Semantic
Web Working Symposium (Stanford, July
2001) that address the issues of languages,
ontologies, services and interoperability.
http://www.inrialpes.fr/exmo/papers/
emerging/
Digital Library Federation (DLF) draws
on the results of a survey and case studies
of DLF members to reveal how these
influences have moulded a range of orga-
nisational forms that we call the digital
library.
http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/
pub109abst.html
This report discusses Internet-accessible
information and censorship; presents an
overview of the global situation relating
to libraries and information services and
intellectual freedom; looks at the Internet
as the information tool of the 21st cen-
tury; introduces the topic 'libraries and
conflicts', which sadly enough has become
more and more pressing for the interna-
tional library community; and finally
discusses some of the possibilities on how
to respond when intellectual freedoms are
at stake.The report is available from:The
IFLA/FAIFE Office: faife@ifla.org
(Price: 10 USD).
http://www.ifla.org/V/press/faife02-pr.htm
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