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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

 

  • Going #PBHardCore: An Inside Look at Revamping a Metadata Standard (Part 1) December 3, 2014

    This post was re-blogged from NDSR Boston’s blog “SIPS, DIPS, & Bytes: NDSR Boston’s Digital Preservation Test Kitchen.” During the year I spent working at the Dance Heritage Coalition, I probably spent about as much time using PBCore to catalog the video material we were digitizing as I spent on the subway during my daily […]

  • PBCore: A How-to and Why-to Webinar | Recording from 10/23/2014 October 24, 2014

    On October 23, 2014, the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee’s Education Team offered a webinar titled “PBCore: A How-to and Why-to Webinar.” Geared toward archivists, librarians, and anyone who has audiovisual collections at their institutions, the presenters offered contextual background; explained the benefits and reasons why PBCore is perfectly suited for managing audiovisual collections; offere …

  • PBCore Handout & New PBCore XML Examples October 24, 2014

    The PBCore Advisory Subcommittee’s Communications Team has created a handout for people considering using PBCore at their institutions. Feel free to download the pdf and share it with your colleagues as you begin to consider options for managing metadata about audiovisual materials in your collections. Additionally, Education Team member Morgan Oscar Morel has created several […]

  • PBCore Presentations from AMIA 2014 October 16, 2014

    Members of the PBCore Advisory Subcommittee of the Association of Moving Image Archivists presented a session at the annual conference titled “Pursuing PBCore: The Revitalization of a Schema and Community.” Session Chair Casey Davis began the discussion by generally highlighting the background and progress of the PBCore Advisory Subcommittee and called for the community to […]

  • Register for the PBCore webinar! September 25, 2014

    The AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee is offering a webinar intended for archivists, librarians and other professionals who deal with audiovisual materials and are interested in learning about the PBCore metadata schema and data model. This introductory webinar will help you learn what PBCore might have to offer your organization, as well as the best way to start using […]

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