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Invitation to Vocabulary Management and Alignment pre-conference session (DC-2011)

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DC-2011 Pre-conference Session: "Vocabulary Management and Alignment"
DATE: 21 September 2011
TIME: 9:00 - 17:00
PLACE: National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague
   [Registration is available for this special day-long session only or for
the full conference]

We are writing to invite you to participate in a Dublin Core special session
being planned for DC-2011 at The Hague.[1] The day-long pre-conference
special session is intended as a forum for managers of structured data
vocabularies as well as researches and practitioners working on metadata
management and controlled vocabularies.[2] The session will be focused on
the shared needs for vocabulary management infrastructure, the policy issues
surrounding vocabulary management, and the possibility of mapping between
vocabularies. The topics listed are only suggestions--attendees will be able
to influence the direction of discussion. A poll will be circulated to
registrants prior to the meeting to gather additional background information
and help set the agenda.

At DC-2010, Mike Bergman's keynote address strongly suggested that DCMI has
a potential role in promoting co-operation among vocabulary managers and in
providing best practices for vocabulary alignment and interoperability. The
inevitable and useful proliferation of vocabularies emerging in the linked
data space demonstrates a need for increased vocabulary reuse and tools to
facilitate this reuse, as well as central reference vocabularies and tools
to manage and encourage vocabulary mapping. The purpose of this day-long
special session at DC-2011 is to explore the issues identified by Bergman
among others and DCMI's potential role in supporting vocabulary alignment,
interoperability and preservation across the metadata ecosystem.

If travel is not an option for any of you, remote participation may be
possible through IRC. Please note that early-bird registration ends on 5

We very much hope some or all of you may be able to attend what we expect to
be a very useful event.


Tom Baker, DCMI, United States
Corey Harper, New York University, United States
Diane Hillmann, DCMI, United States
Gordon Dunsire, Consultant, United Kingdom
Johannes Keizer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO), Italy
Jon Phipps, Metadata Management Associates, United States

[1] http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2011
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