The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is an organisation dedicated to promoting the widespread adoption of interoperable metadata standards and developing specialised metadata vocabularies.
The initiative began in 1995 with a workshop in Dublin, Ohio, that brought together librarians, digital library researchers, content providers, and text markup experts to improve discovery standards for information resources. The original Dublin Core emerged as a small set of descriptive elements that quickly drew global interest from a wide variety of information providers.
Last update: 5 December 2017