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PBCore 2.0

Released January 2011! Handout (PDF)

Documentation

hierarchy, classes, containers…

Schema

xsd, namespace…

Elements

xml tags, definitions, vocabularies…

News

 

  • PBCore Schema review needs your comments August 18, 2014

    The PBCore Schema Team is hot on the heels of the next version/update of the PBCore 2.x schema. They’re taking comments and feature requests until September 30, 2014 for the next schema release planned for March 2015. All parties interested in contributing to the ongoing development and improvement of PBCore should please submit their issues […]

  • PBCore and Dance Heritage Coalition’s “Media Network” August 4, 2014

    Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) is bravely and gracefully pioneering the field of dance preservation. As a consortium of institutions holding significant collections documenting the history of dance, they are the only national non-profit organization taking on the special challenges of this field. Those challenges include preserving a multi-format legacy and providing access to its riches […]

  • PBCore at Smithsonian Channel July 9, 2014

    Recently I had the pleasure of talking with the Director of the Library and Archives at Smithsonian Channel, Karma Foley. This summer Smithsonian Channel is migrating to a more robust database, and Karma shared how PBCore is informing this expansion and helping the channel preserve their private collection in a file-based, CollectiveAccess environment. Smithsonian Channel […]

  • Continue to provide PBCore feedback through GitHub issues! June 25, 2014

    As the PBCore committee analyzes data coming from our survey (thank you, community!) we wanted to take a moment to let you know how we’ll be tracking community feedback going forward  – we welcome and encourage your continued input! In a short few steps, you can sign up for a Github.com account and submit “issues” […]

  • PBCore data exchange with the Pop Up Archive June 19, 2014

    You may have heard about the Pop Up Archive, which if you haven’t, you should. From my vantage point, they are solving a key problem of radio producers (and anyone creating digital audio) by providing: – A simple way to upload and preserve the highest-resolution digital audio files with the Internet  Archive as the back […]

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