DCC News

Announcing SKOS Core 2nd Public Working Drafts

W3C Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group has released updated Working Drafts of the SKOS Core Guide [external] and SKOS Core Vocabulary Specification [external]. These drafts explain how to express classification schemes, thesauruses, subject heading lists, taxonomies, terminologies, glossaries and other types of controlled vocabulary in RDF [external].

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What is a Digital Library Anymore, Anyway?

A summary by Cornell's Computer Science group on the issues, challenges and landscape of defining a digital library and its services in the age of google.

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AHDS Moving Image and Sound Preservation Study

The AHDS are working on a JISC study into digital preservation and invite you to fill out a short online survey about the preservation of moving images and sound.

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Australian Whole Domain Harvest Completed

The National Library of Australia [external] has completed the first whole Australian domain harvest during June and July 2005. The crawl was undertaken by the Internet Archive [external] on behalf of the Library.

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Help Wanted for Comparison of EPrints, DSpace and Fedora

Arthur Sale, Professor of Computing (Research) at the University of Tasmania, is seeking help in collecting information for a comparison he's doing of functionality and adopter experiences for the two most widely used institutional archive-creating software packages for repositories: EPrints and DSpace, and also Fedora. Read his posting on the DCC Forum.

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Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI)

Ex Libris is delighted to announce successful SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) [external] proof-of-concept testing; a significant milestone in the industry effort to automate requests for usage statistics from publishers of electronic resources.

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IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. Releases IMS Tools Interoperability Guidelines

IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. has released IMS Tools Interoperability v1.0 Guidelines Public Draft [external] to address the growing demand for a reusable mechanism for integrating third-party tools with core LMS platforms.

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Dynamic Action Plan for the EU Co-ordination of Digitisation of Cultural and Scientific Content

Minister for Culture, David Lammy, launches a new action plan to make Europe's cultural heritage more accessible through the Internet.

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International team Wins the 2005 Digital Preservation Award

The PREMIS Working Group - a team of 30 experts from five countries - was awarded the prestigious Digital Preservation Award for 2005 by Loyd Grossman OBE FSA at the annual Conservation Awards ceremony held at the British Library.

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8th International Bielefeld Conference 2006: Final Programme and First Abstracts Now Available

The final programme and first abstracts [external] are now available for the 8th International Bielefeld Conference 2006 (7-9 February 2006) in Bielefeld, Germany.

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