PBCore Workshops for Public Media Users and Educators

WGBH is excited to offer two upcoming PBCore training workshops for public media users and educators.

PBCore for Public Media Organizations
March 7-8, 2019
WGBH Educational Foundation – Boston, MA

This workshop is designed for staff at public media organizations who are looking to better track information about their content. The two-day workshop will include an introduction to the PBCore metadata standard; hands-on practice time with tools and utilities to support the creation and storage of PBCore metadata; and demo walk-throughs of WGBH’s PBCore-based databases, as well as collaborative small group time to trade best practices with users from other stations.

Up to ten attendees will be selected to receive travel funding to attend this workshop, with all expenses paid including airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and meals. Recipients of travel scholarships will be responsible for holding a PBCore training workshop at their organization and submitting a brief report. Apply to receive travel funding here.

Teaching PBCore: Resources for A/V Metadata in the Classroom
March 21-22, 2019
WGBH Educational Foundation – Boston, MA

This workshop is designed to support educators teaching metadata at library and archival science programs in developing curriculum materials around PBCore. The two-day workshop will include an introduction to the PBCore metadata standard; an overview of the available tools and utilities that support the use of PBCore at archival organizations; a review of available crosswalks and mappings; and collaborative small group time to workshop lesson plans and syllabi.

Up to ten attendees will be selected to receive travel funding to attend this workshop, with all expenses paid including airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and meals. Recipients of travel scholarships will be responsible for submitting a sample syllabus or lesson plan demonstrating how they intend to teach PBCore in the classroom, to be included on the PBCore website. Apply to receive travel funding here.

Travel funding applications must be received by December 31, 2018. Applicants will be notified by January 18, 2019. Questions can be directed to rebecca_fraimow@wgbh.org

The workshops will also be free and open to additional attendees beyond the ten who are selected to receive funding, but space may be limited; if you are interested in reserving space in one of the workshops but do not want to apply for a travel scholarship, please let us know by December 31 so we can plan accordingly.