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Welcome to PBCore, the metadata standard for audiovisual media developed by the public broadcasting community. This site was recently re-designed for the release of PBCore 2.0. Please join our community and leave us feedback!

PBCore 2.0

Released January 2011! Handout (PDF)

Documentation

hierarchy, classes, containers…

Schema

xsd, namespace…

Elements

xml tags, definitions, vocabularies…

News

 

  • 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 […]

  • PBCore is Back in Action! March 18, 2014

    PBCore is back in action! As part of the American Archive initiative, WGBH in collaboration with the Library of Congress has been charged with further developing PBCore (Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary). The goals of the project are to: Strategize direction for the PBCore schema Improve the PBCore website Solicit submissions from the public Vote on […]

  • PBCore at “Describing Moving Images” Workshop September 28, 2011

    Yesterday I presented PBCore at a workshop organized by Northeast Historic Film on “Describing Moving Images.” PBCore was just one part of a day filled with FRBR, DACS and authority control discussions. Students were especially interested to learn about cataloging collections in PBCore and how to relate one PBCore record to another. My slides are […]

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