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

Announcing: PBCore Office Hours

sign saying open office hours

The PBCore team has been very much focused on improving our documentation and training for anyone interested in PBCore metadata. One thing we thought might be helpful would be a monthly “office hours” session, open to anyone with questions, projects, etc. We held the first PBCore Office Hours session in January, and wow, several people showed up! And we were actually able to help them with their PBCore projects. It was a brilliant use of everyone’s time, and it’s clearly something we should continue

So we’re announcing our second PBCore Office Hours this coming Thursday, March 16th, from 2 to 3 pm Eastern time.

Anyone is welcome to attend without further complication, RSVP, etc., but we do have this lovely sign up sheet for those who would like a dedicated 20-minute claim to our attention:

Please sign up here: http://bit.ly/2j1NS3i

The Google Hangout link is: http://bit.ly/2iWKPXF

(Note: You may need to first sign in to Google with your Google username, or risk getting the dreaded Hangout Hangup.)

PBCore Office Hours is intended for archivists of all persuasions. There is no requirement that you are a current PBCore user or “know PBCore.”  Please sign up or just join us for any PBCore-related reason whatsoever, and we’ll do our very best to help.

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

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: 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 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

PBCore is Back in Action!

PBCore is back in action! As part of the American Archive initiative, WGBH in collaboration with the Library of Congress has been charged with further developing PBCore (Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary). The goals of the project are to: Strategize direction for the PBCore schema Improve the PBCore website Solicit submissions from the public Vote on … Read more

PBCore at “Describing Moving Images” Workshop

Yesterday I presented PBCore at a workshop organized by Northeast Historic Film on “Describing Moving Images.” PBCore was just one part of a day filled with FRBR, DACS and authority control discussions. Students were especially interested to learn about cataloging collections in PBCore and how to relate one PBCore record to another. My slides are … Read more

Upcoming PBCore Presentations!

Learn more about PBCore and 2.0 development at the following conferences: Open Video, October 1-2, New York City An Introduction to PBCore 2.0: Metadata for Public Broadcasters PBCore has served the Public Media community as a metadata schema for describing media since 2005. With a new round of funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, … Read more