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

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

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; offered step-by-step … Read more

PBCore Handout & New PBCore XML Examples

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 … Read more

PBCore Presentations from AMIA 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 … Read more

Register for the PBCore webinar!

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 … Read more

PBCore and Dance Heritage Coalition’s “Media Network”

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 … Read more