I will be speaking this coming Friday, Oct. 22, at DC-2010, DCMI’s International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, in Pittsburgh, PA. DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) is an open organization engaged in the development of interoperable metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business models.
DCMI, the developers and maintainers of Dublin Core© and many affiliated metadata initiatives, is celebrating its 15th year. The organization will be taking both a retrospective look and a prospective look at its accomplishments and next initiatives.
The other keynote speaker is Dr.Stuart Weibel, a former senior research scientist at OCLC, who with OCLC was instrumental in first launching and then managing the DC initiative. I expect we will hear much from Stuart about his perspective on the forming and needed next directions for the initiative.
DC-2010, which runs from Oct 20 to 22, is also being held in conjunction with the ASIS&T conference, which follows from Oct 22. to Oct 27. ASIS&T (the American Society for Information Science and Technology) is the leading society for information professionals, with more than 4,000 members.
I’m looking forward to meeting and speaking with many individuals I have admired in both of these organizations.
DCMI, in my view, is the essential complementary organization to the W3C for providing the authority and leadership for many needed aspects to make linked data and the semantic Web truly effective. I very much appreciate the Initiative’s outreach to me to share some thoughts on possibly useful contributions by DCMI over the next 15 years. It should be a blast!