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DCMI Executive

Committee Charge

The Executive Committee, comprised of the chairs and chairs-elect of DCMI's three boards, has two general purposes: (1) to represent the interests, concerns and agenda of their respective boards in collaborative Committee deliberations and decision-making; and (2) to provide a means for routine DCMI management decisions to be made without the full convening of the members' respective boards while maintaining the authority of the boards.

Current Activity: Executive Committee Wiki
Email Contact: dcmi-feedback (at) dublincore (dot) net
DCMI Handbook: Table of Contents

Officers of the Committee

Portrait: Michael Crandall

Michael Crandall, Member, Governing Board

Principal Research Scientist
The Information School, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA
Independent Member

Michael Crandall is a Principal Research Scientist in the iSchool. He has also served as the MSIM Program Chair and the iAffiliates Director in the iSchool. Prior to coming to the University of Washington, he was technology manager for the US Library program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to the foundation, Mike worked on search technology and knowledge organization for the intranet at Microsoft (MSWeb) and on information architecture and online library services at Boeing. He has served on the Dublin Core Metadata Board of Trustees since its inception in 2001 and as Chair of the Governing Board, 2013-2014. He is interested in public access computing, ICT in developing countries, metadata and knowledge organization, social dimensions of knowledge transfer and large scale information systems.

Michael's Website

 
Portrait: Eric Childress

Eric Childress, Governing Board Member (Past Chair)

Consulting Project Manager, OCLC Research
Dublin, Ohio, USA
Independent Member

Eric Childress is a librarian with a strong interest in metadata standards and systems. Active in the Dublin Core beginning with the DC-3: CNI/OCLC Workshop on Metadata for Networked Images (1996), Eric served a turn as chair of the DC Date Working Group and worked on the first version of the Dublin Core Library Application Profile. He is Immediate Past Chair of the DCMI Governing Board, a member of the DCMI Advisory Board and the @dublincore Twitter editorial team.

In his day job, Eric provides project management support for OCLC Research projects and participates as a team member and subject matter expert on various OCLC research and product-related activities focused on metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification. His work at OCLC has included providing technical expertise for OCLC's metadata crosswalk service, serving as a member of the FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) research team and participating in OCLC's linked data work.


Members of the Committee

Portrait: Joseph Busch

Joseph A. Busch, Advisory Board Chair and Member, Executive Committee

Founder and Principal, Taxonomy Strategies, Washington, D.C., USA

Joseph A. Busch is the founder of Taxonomy Strategies and the principal consultant. Before founding Taxonomy Strategies, Joseph Busch held strategic positions at Interwoven, Metacode Technologies, the Getty Information Institute and PriceWaterhouse. He is a Past President of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and past member of the Board of Directors of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

 
Portrait: Valentine Charles

Valentine Charles, Technical Board Co-Chair, Community Specifications Committee Co-Chair & Member, Executive Committee

Research & Development Coordinator, Europeana

Valentine Charles is a Data Research & Development coordinator for Europeana. She is responsible for advising, sharing knowledge and communicates Europeana's scientific coordination and R&D activities. She is also coordinating the further development and adoption of the Europeana Data Model (EDM). Valentine is chair of the Task Force on Hierarchical Objects and co-chairs the Task Force on EDM Mappings, Refinements & Extensions


Portrait: Eric Childress

Eric Childress, Governing Board Member (Past Chair)

Consulting Project Manager, OCLC Research
Dublin, Ohio, USA
Independent Member

Eric Childress is a librarian with a strong interest in metadata standards and systems. Active in the Dublin Core beginning with the DC-3: CNI/OCLC Workshop on Metadata for Networked Images (1996), Eric served a turn as chair of the DC Date Working Group and worked on the first version of the Dublin Core Library Application Profile. He is Immediate Past Chair of the DCMI Governing Board, a member of the DCMI Advisory Board and the @dublincore Twitter editorial team.

In his day job, Eric provides project management support for OCLC Research projects and participates as a team member and subject matter expert on various OCLC research and product-related activities focused on metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification. His work at OCLC has included providing technical expertise for OCLC's metadata crosswalk service, serving as a member of the FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) research team and participating in OCLC's linked data work.

 
Portrait: Kai Eckert
 
Portrait: Marcia Zeng

Ex-officio

Portrait: Stuart Sutton
 
Portrait: Tom Baker