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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

 

  • 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 […]

  • Mark your calendars for PBCore events at AMIA 2014 September 2, 2014

    Are you headed to Savannah for AMIA this year? Want to get the scoop on current PBCore developments? If so, go ahead and block off your schedule for Friday, October 10 from 11am – 1pm — it’s going to be a PBHardcore couple of hours! First, members of the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee will lead […]

  • 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 while […] …

  • 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 […]

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