DC-2007 is in the books. As I write this post, I’m attending the DCMI Advisory Board meeting in a 15th floor conference room at the Singapore National Library Board, situated in a stunning new building that, when I saw it for the first time earlier this week, struck me as perhaps a multinational corporate headquarters among many in this dynamic city of international commerce. THAT is the Library??? Wow! Twenty-seven million visitors annually and an economy grounded firmly in information technology make it seem eminently sensible.
The conference was across the street at the Intercontinental
Hotel, where 190 delegates from 33 countries
This was my second visit to
Among the news from the conference is the announcement that DCMI is changing its host from OCLC, where it started back in the heady days of the early Web, when there were all of a half-million addressable pages on the Web. After a dozen years, DCMI has embarked on the path of creating a stand-alone organization, and the National Library Board of Singapore will provide administrative support, consistent with a national goal of being as hospitable to international information standards activities as it is to visitors in general.
Many thanks are due to the local organizing committee for DC-2007 for making this conference a success, and some of these same folks will earn our further gratitude for their future administrative efforts on behalf of DCMI.
Singapore is home to a spectacular botanical garden that includes a wonderful orchid garden with more than a thousand species, and twice that many hybrids.