> Please hold these dates! (And forgive any duplication in posts ...)
> April 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the Data Model Meeting  at
> the British Library, London attended by participants interested in the
> fit between RDA: resource description and access and the models used in
> other metadata communities, especially those working in the Semantic
> Web environment. This meeting, informally known as the "London Meeting",
> has proved to be a critical point in the trajectory of libraries from
> the traditional data view to linked data and the Semantic Web.
> DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) and others will host a one-day
> seminar on Friday 27 April 2012 to describe progress since 2007, mark
> the anniversary, and look to further collaboration in the future.
> Speakers will include participants at the 2007 meeting and other
> significant players in library data and the Semantic Web. Papers from
> the seminar will be published by DCMI and available freely online.
> The seminar will be preceded by inaugural meetings of the new DCMI
> Vocabulary Management Community  and DCMI Bibliographic Metadata
> Task Group  on Thursday 28 April 2012 which will be open to all.
> The venue for both days is the British Library, St Pancras, London.
> The London Meeting stimulated significant development of Semantic Web
> representations of the major international bibliographic metadata
> models, including IFLA's Functional Requirements family and the
> International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD), and MARC as
> well as RDA itself. Attention is now beginning to focus on the
> management and sustainability of this activity, and the development of
> high-level semantic and data structures to support library applications.
> This is a preliminary announcement; further information will be
> circulated in due course and published via  and .
> Diane Hillmann (Moderator, DCMI Vocabulary Management Community; Co-
> Chair, DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group) Gordon Dunsire (Co-Chair,
> DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group)
>  http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/meeting.html
>  http://dublincore.org/groups/vocabulary-management/