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The Dublin Core Best Practices Standing Group is on hiatus. Alliance Dublin Core Best Practices are monitored by the ULC Team.

2016 September as Digital Collections Working group; 2017 September as DCBP SG

Type of Group and General Comments
Standing. For more information, see the Team Structure page.
Maintain and refine Dublin Core standards and associated documentation. 


Level of Decision-Making Authority
Operational / Functional

Background and Context
The DCBP SG comes out of several years of work on aggregated digital collections, starting in 2014 and continuing with the Digital Content Metadata Working Group (2015) and Digital Collections Working Group (2016-2017). Previous groups identified common metadata best practices as key for meaningful aggregation.

The work was supported in 2016-2017 by a LSTA grant supporting a metadata applications librarian who further refined the Alliance’s Dublin Core Best Practices (DCBP).

Review of metadata contributed via the Alliance harvester in summer 2017 indicated a need for additional discussion around the use of rights statements as well as additional support needed for institutions in meeting the DCBP.