DC-Libraries Working Group meeting at IFLA

Childress,Eric childree at oclc.org
Mon Aug 6 14:48:32 EDT 2001

Posted on behalf of Rebecca Guenther.

Eric Childress
Consulting Product Support Specialist
OCLC Metadata Services Division
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
6565 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017 USA
US: (800) 848-5878 or (614) 764-6000
Fax: (614) 718-7361 email: eric_childress at oclc.org

Apologies for cross-postings.

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's DC-Libraries Working Group will be
holding an official meeting in conjunction with the International
Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)'s Annual Conference in Boston,

The meeting will take place as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001
TIME: 13:00-16:00
PLACE: Westin Copley Place Hotel (10 Huntington Avenue--connected by
skybridge to the Hynes Convention Center);   Room: Essex South (3rd


1.  An update on the state of the Dublin Core Metadata Initative, (Stuart
Weibel, Executive Director, DCMI.) Stuart will talk about where the
initiative is going and the importance of application profiles.

2.  Discussion of a library application profile for use with Dublin Core
metadata. This document, an effort of a subgroup of the DC-Libraries
Working Group will be made available shortly (and announced on various
mailing lists). The profile includes specifications for use of Dublin Core
metadata in library applications such as required elements, endorsed DC
elements and qualifiers, additional elements and qualifiers not approved
by DCMI but needed for library applications, recommended encoding
schemes/controlled vocabulary with Dublin Core elements, and best practice

3. Discussion of a workplan for finalizing the application profile.

4. Other DCMI-Libraries Working Group activities and/or other matters of

This is a DCMI meeting and does not require IFLA registration. All
DCMI-Libraries WG participants and IFLA attendees are welcome. Advance
registration is requested at:

Thanks to OCLC for hosting this meeting.

For more information on the IFLA conference
see: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla67/

Rebecca Guenther
Chair, DCMI-Libraries Working Group
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