Updated PBCore Controlled Vocabularies

We are excited to announce that updated PBCore Controlled Vocabularies are now available! Controlled Vocabularies supported in PBCore 2.0 include: pbcoreAssetType Vocabulary @dateType Vocabulary @descriptionType Vocabulary @titleType Vocabulary pbcoreRelationType Vocabulary instantiationRelationType Vocabulary creatorRole/contributorRole Vocabulary publisherRole Vocabulary instantiationPhysical Vocabularies Audio Film Video instantiationMediaType instantiationGenerations Vocabularies which relate to technical digital properties, or which are already adequately … Read more

PBCore Office Hours Experience

Guest post by Kathryn Gronsbell and Lisa Barrier, Carnegie Hall Archives Ever sat clicking between tabs of online documentation, trying to figure out how to develop your data model to intersect with an existing schema? At Carnegie Hall, we base our in-house cataloging requirements on a mix of standards that best represent our collection of … Read more

WGBH Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Support Public Media Content Management Tools and Training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE WGBH Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Support Public Media Content Management Tools and Training $345,000 will support training materials for PBCore metadata management   Boston, Mass. (December 14, 2016) – WGBH Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded WGBH a … Read more

Join us for the PBCore Sub-Committee Meeting at AMIA!

Once again, at this year’s annual AMIA PBCore Sub-Committee meeting in Portland, we’ll be looking ahead to determine PBCore’s development strategy for the year ahead. Agenda items include: – developing a roadmap to PBCore 3.0 – discussing PBCore harmonization with other standards, such as EBUCore, and ongoing work on PBCore/EBUCore RDF – outreach tactics and … Read more

PBCore 2.1 is here!

Following two years of collaborative efforts with PBCore users and audiovisual archivists worldwide, the PBCore Advisory Committee is excited to announce the release of PBCore 2.1, the latest update to the Public Broadcasting Core Metadata Dictionary project for audiovisual materials. PBCore was initially developed by the public broadcasting community in the United States for producers … Read more

Report of the PBCore Ontology Hackathon

The following post was re-blogged from the American Archive of Public Broadcastingand was written by Karen Cariani, Director of the WGBH Media Library and Archives and Project Director for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. This past weekend a group of dedicated PBCore enthusiasts met prior to the Code4Lib conference in a suburban Portland, Oregon … Read more

PBCore Controlled Vocabulary Recommendations

The PBCore Controlled Vocabularies Team has been working hard to review the existing state of the PBCore maintained and recommended vocabularies. We have made recommendations for which Asset level elements and attributes we think PBCore should maintain a unique vocabulary for, and which we should recommend the use of specific pre-existing vocabularies for. Our recommendations … Read more

Going #PBHardCore: An Inside Look at Revamping a Metadata Standard (Part 1)

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 … Read more