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

PBCore 2.1 Schema pre-release: Comments wanted!

The PBCore Schema and Documentation teams have completed their revision of the 2.1 schema and definitions, and have now opened a formal call for comments period before launch.  You can see the final draft of the XSD with updated documentation in our brand-new PBCore 2.1 GitHub repository:; We really want feedback before the official release, … 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

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