DCMI Introduction, IAML

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  • DCMI Introduction, IAML

    1. 1. DUBLIN CORE METADATA INITIATIVE (DCMI) Andrew Wilson DCMI Usage Board
    2. 2. Topics <ul><li>history </li></ul><ul><li>standardisation </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Future directions </li></ul><ul><li>RDA: Resource Description & Access </li></ul>
    3. 3. Short History <ul><li>the web! </li></ul><ul><li>librarians, IT people, archivists, museum curators, academic community </li></ul><ul><li>workshops/conferences – 14 to date </li></ul>
    4. 4. Then…15 elements <ul><li>Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Contributor </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Type </li></ul><ul><li>Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Source </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><li>Relation </li></ul><ul><li>Identifier </li></ul>
    5. 5. Features <ul><li>A flat element structure, with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All elements optional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All elements repeatable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elements displayed in any order </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible (elements, qualifiers) </li></ul><ul><li>Syntax independent </li></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-domain </li></ul>
    6. 6. Standardisation <ul><li>DC: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANSI/NISO Z39.85 (2001) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO 15836 (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Australia - AGLS (DC+): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AS 5044 (2002) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Now…50+ properties <ul><li>a single namespace </li></ul><ul><li>AND… </li></ul><ul><li>now we have the DC Abstract Model </li></ul>
    8. 8. Dublin Core Abstract Model (DCAM) <ul><li>DCMI Recommendation March 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>core idea of ‘description sets’ </li></ul>
    9. 9. Model summary record (encoded as XHTML, XML or RDF/XML) description set description (about a resource (URI)) statement property (URI) value URI value string syntax encoding scheme (URI) vocabulary encoding scheme (URI) language (e.g. en-GB)
    10. 10. DCMI Management <ul><li>Board of Trustees </li></ul><ul><li>Directorate </li></ul><ul><li>Usage Board </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliates </li></ul><ul><li>Work Structure </li></ul>
    11. 11. Work Structure: Communities <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Global Corporate Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Localization and Internationalization </li></ul><ul><li>Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Description </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Kernel </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Social Tagging </li></ul>
    12. 12. Work Structure: Task Groups <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Agents </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Description Application Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Education Application Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Government Application Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Kernel </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries Application Profile </li></ul><ul><li>RDF Taskforce </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Description and Access </li></ul><ul><li>Joint DCMI/IEEE LTSC Taskforce </li></ul>
    13. 13. Affiliates
    14. 14. Advisory Board <ul><li>DCMI Directorate, ex officio </li></ul><ul><li>Moderators of DCMI Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders of DCMI Task Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Liaisons to other metadata activities </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives of DCMI Affiliates and other stakeholder organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Invited experts appointed by the DCMI Directorate </li></ul>
    15. 15. Usage Board <ul><li>Thomas Baker, DCMI, Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Hillmann, Cornell University, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Akira Miyazawa, NII, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Powell, Eduserv Foundation, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Stuart Sutton, University of Washington, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Wilson, National Archives of Australia, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Tennis, University of British Columbia, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>DCMI Directorate, ex officio </li></ul>
    16. 16. Directorate <ul><li>Makx Dekkers, Managing Director </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Baker, Director Specifications and Documentation </li></ul>
    17. 17. Board of Trustees <ul><li>Raju Buddharaju National Library Board, Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Busch Taxonomy Strategies, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Crandall University of Washington, USA </li></ul><ul><li>David Dawson The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), UK </li></ul><ul><li>Lorcan Dempsey Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), USA </li></ul><ul><li>Juha Hakala Helsinki University Library, Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Oh Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea </li></ul><ul><li>John Roberts Archives New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Shigeo Sugimoto University of Tsukuba, Japan </li></ul>
    18. 18. Future Work <ul><li>More Application Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Move beyond the 15 elements towards providing a general framework to support rich and highly structured metadata, via the Dublin Core Abstract Model </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative activities, eg RDA </li></ul><ul><li>Expand Affiliates Program </li></ul>
    19. 19. Application Profile Definition <ul><li>Specifies which metadata terms an organization, information provider, or user community uses in its metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies the terms used to describe a resource </li></ul><ul><li>Optionally provides additional information about term usage e.g. how encoding schemes constrain values </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Meeting at British Library, 30 April – 1 May 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul>RDA: Resource Description & Access
    21. 21. Links <ul><li>DCMI: http://dublincore.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>DCAM: http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/ </li></ul><ul><li>APs: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/profile-guidelines/index.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>RDA work: http://www.bl.uk/services/bibliographic/meeting.html </li></ul><ul><li>and http://dublincore.org/librarieswiki/DataModelMeeting </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Questions?

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