Abstract: "The original 1995 Dublin Core vision of simple, publisher-provided metadata records for Web pages has finally entered the mainstream. From its earliest days, the Dublin Core community was positioned somewhere between the world of search, and the world of the library. The RDF-based approaches long championed by DCMI have recently enjoyed high profile adoption amongst both search engines and libraries. Where does this leave the Dublin Core as a community? Do we settle down into a quiet life of long-term metadata vocabulary maintenance, or are there larger challenges that emerge from this landscape of newly linked, networked information? Dan Brickley will revisit the history of the Dublin Core, outline the state of the art for bibliographic and Web metadata, and outline possible new roles, information-linking problems and practical opportunities for the Dublin Core as a project and as a growing community."
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