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The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is an organization dedicated to promoting the widespread adoption of interoperable metadata standards and developing specialized metadata vocabularies for describing resources that enable more intelligent information discovery systems.

The DCMI is built on a community of individuals from many different backgrounds and disciplines located in organizations and institutions all over the world. These individuals and organizations committed to building and developing metadata standards, practices, policies and technologies are the foundation of this initiative.

The original workshop for the Initiative was held in Dublin, Ohio in 1995. Hence the term "Dublin Core" in the name of the Initiative. Since that time there have been a total of nine workshops held in England, Australia, Finland, Germany, Canada, Japan and the United States.

Source Publication:
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative website.


Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Thursday, August 22, 2002

Last updated on Monday, July 18, 2005