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June 2009
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In this issue:
  1. Launch of Vocabulary Mapping Framework
  2. Registration open for 2009 IDF Open Meeting: "Ensuring Persistence"
  3. IDF partners in Europeana
  4. New publications on DOI System
A new initiative, the Vocabulary Mapping Framework (VMF), has been announced by a consortium of partners. This will create an extensive and authoritative mapping of vocabularies from nine major content metadata standards, creating a downloadable tool to support interoperability across communities. The mapping will also be extensible to other standards. The work builds on the principles of interoperability established in the indecs Content Model, and is an expansion of the existing RDA/ONIX Framework into a comprehensive vocabulary of resource relators and categories, which will be a superset of those used in major standards from the publisher/producer, education and bibliographic/heritage communities.
The International DOI Foundation, which fully endorses this work, will provide a web hosting facility for the Framework as part of its commitment to promoting the wider use of interoperable metadata, and will use the vocabulary mapping wherever possible to support the association of metadata with DOI names.
For further information see:
The 2009 International DOI Foundation annual open meeting, "Ensuring Persistence", will be held in San Francisco on October 7th 2009. A range of international speakers will discuss topics including persistence as interoperability (including discussion of the Vocabulary Mapping Framework), and persistence as social infrastructure (including experiences and lessons from other communities).
Participants are welcomed from a wide range of communities and interests. Registration for this one day meeting is now open. The meeting is held in conjunction with other meetings including the International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPres 2009).
For further information, and to register for the meeting see 2009 IDF Open Meeting: "Ensuring Persistence" .
The International DOI Foundation (IDF) has joined the European Commission's Europeana v1.0 Thematic Partner Network. The goal for Europeana is to make European information resources easier to use in an online environment. It will combine multicultural and multilingual environments with technological advances and new business models. This project is the successor network to the EC-funded EDLnet thematic network which created the EDL (European Digital Library) Foundation and the Europeana prototype of 4 million digital items.
IDF will participate in the network to offer technical and infrastructure advice on identifiers, metadata and related issues. Europeana Version 1.0 is being developed and will launch in 2010 with links to over 10 million digital objects.
For further information see:
A range of new publications is now available on the DOI System and related issues, including:
The DOI is a system for interoperably identifying and exchanging intellectual property in the digital environment. A DOI assigned to content enhances a content producer's ability to trade electronically. It provides a framework for managing content in any form at any level of granularity, for linking customers with content suppliers, for facilitating electronic commerce, and enabling automated copyright management for all types of media. The International DOI Foundation, a non-profit organization, manages development, policy and licensing of the DOI to registration agencies and technology providers and advises on usage and development of related services and technologies. The DOI system uses open standards with a standard syntax (ANSI/NISO Z39.84) and is currently used by leading international technology and content organizations.
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Prepared 17 June 2009