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Metadata and Ubiquitous Access to Culture, Science and Digital Humanities

DCMI 20th Anniversary International Conference & Annual Meeting
September 1-5, 2015 — São Paulo, Brazil

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Conference Website: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2015
Call for Participation: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2015/cfp
Track Policies: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2015/schedConf/trackPolicies
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Abstract: The need for structured metadata to support ubiquitous access across the Web to the treasure troves of resources spanning cultures, in science, and in the digital humanities is now common knowledge among information systems designers and implementers. Structured metadata expressed through languages of description make it possible for us to 'speak' about the contents of our treasure troves. But, like all human languages, our languages of description both enable and isolate. The push to break out of the isolation of the metadata silos in which professionals inevitably design, implement and manage metadata in order to discover the intersections of our treasure troves drives much of today's discourse and emerging practice in metadata. The emergence of massively integrated Web presences such as Europeana and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) along with the reshaping of public access globally through mechanisms such as Linked Data and schema.org drive our conversations, our excitement, and our fears.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Technical Program Deadlines: 
  Peer-Reviewed Papers, Project Reports & Posters
  --Submission Deadline: 28 March 2015
  --Author Notification: 23 June 2015
  --Final Copy: 28 July 2015

Professional Program Deadlines 
  Special & Panel Sessions
  --Proposal Deadline: 28 March 2015
  --Author Notification: 25 April 2015
  Best Practice Posters & Demonstrations
  --Submission Deadline: 14 July 2015
  --Author Notification: Ongoing

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Join us in São Paulo, Brazil

Each of the past 20 years, the metadata community has gathered for DCMI's conference and annual meeting. The work agenda of the DCMI community is broad and inclusive of all aspects of innovation in metadata design, implementation and best practices. While the work of the Initiative progresses throughout the year, the annual meeting and conference provide the opportunity for DCMI "citizens" as well as newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to gather face-to-face to share experiences and knowledge. In addition, the gathering provides public- and private-sector initiatives beyond DCMI that are doing significant metadata work to come together to compare notes and cast a broader light into their particular metadata work silos. Through such a gathering of the metadata communities, DCMI advances its "first goal" of promoting metadata interoperability and harmonization. This year, the annual meeting and conference are being hosted by the Universidade Estadual Paulista--São Paulo State University (UNESP) and held in São Paulo, Brazil.

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CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS:
--Universidade Estadual Paulista--São Paulo State University (UNESP)
--Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
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CONFERENCE CHAIRS:

--Plácida Santos, Professor
  Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil

--Silvana Borsetti Gregorio Vidotti, Professor
  Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil

--Flávia Maria Bastos, CGB Coordinator
  General Coordination of Libraries
  Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil

--Mariana Curado Malta
  CEISE/ISCAP - Polytechnic of Oporto, Portugal
  Algoritmi Center - University of Minho, Portugal