The Berlin conference was worth every euro — mine and my university’s — and I’m looking forward to going back over notes and adding some of them here.
At last year’s conference in Singapore I got to the bottom of what was going on re the conflict in standards between DCMI “dc:identifier” and OAI-PMH “dc:identifier” — the former specifically instructs it is not to be used for more metadata about the resource in question, the latter blissfully ignores that and uses it for the repository’s metadata page. This year’s conference I would like to think I and at least one other went the next step towards beginning to do something about that nonsense. Harversters really can do something about it if they want to — that is, still give repository’s their branding displays — without having to make ad hoc nonsense of the standards.
But first, to make sure my head is on top of the ontology/topic map workshop — will catch up with that again on the long flight home. OWL makes RDF look like baby-milk.