Elements defined

pbcoreDescription

pbcoreDescription is an element that uses free-form text or a narrative to report general notes, abstracts, or summaries about the intellectual content of an asset. The information may be in the form of an individual program description, anecdotal interpretations, or brief content reviews. The description may also consist of outlines, lists, bullet points, rundowns, edit decision lists, indexes, or tables of content.

Best Practice: pbcoreDescription can be repeated, so that multiple descriptions can be provided. The attribute @descriptionType can be used to identify the type of description. The @source attribute can be used to identify the source of a description, e.g. @source=’NOVA website’.

Usage: required, repeatable

Attributes

  • descriptionType: optional | The descriptionType attribute is used to indicate the type of description being assigned to the element, such as ‘abstract,’ ‘summary,’ or ‘physical description.’ Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • descriptionTypeSource: optional | The descriptionTypeSource attribute provides the name of the authority used to declare data value of the attribute descriptionType. Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • descriptionTypeRef: optional | The descriptionTypeRef attribute is used to supply a source’s URI for the value of the attribute descriptionType. Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • descriptionTypeVersion: optional | The descriptionTypeVersion attribute identifies any version information about the authority or convention used to express data of the attribute descriptionType. Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • descriptionTypeAnnotation: optional | The descriptionTypeAnnotation attribute includes narrative information intended to clarify the nature of data used in the element. Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • segmentType: optional | The segmentType attribute is used to define the type of content contained in a segment. Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • segmentTypeSource: optional | The segmentTypeSource attribute provides the name of the authority used to declare data value of the attribute segmentType. Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • segmentTypeRef: optional | The segmentTypeRef attribute is used to supply a source’s URI for the value of the attribute segmentType. Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • segmentTypeVersion: optional | The segmentTypeVersion attribute identifies any version information about the authority or convention used to express data of the attribute segmentType. Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • segmentTypeAnnotation: optional | The segmentTypeAnnotation attribute includes narrative information intended to clarify the nature of data used in the attribute segmentType. Can be used as an attribute of the pbcoreDescription element.
  • startTime: optional | The startTime attribute combines with the endTime attribute to define a specific media segment within a broader timeline of an asset and/or instantiation. Can be used as an attribute of the following elements - contributor, coverage, creator, instantiationRights, pbcoreDescription, pbcoreGenre, pbcoreInstantiation, pbcoreInstantiationDocument, pbcorePart, pbcoreRightsSummary, pbcoreSubject, pbcoreTitle, publisher.
  • endTime: optional | The endTime attribute combines with a similar value in the startTime attribute to define a specific media segment within a broader timeline of an asset and/or instantiation. Can be used as an attribute of the following elements - contributor, coverage, creator, instantiationRights, pbcoreDescription, pbcoreGenre, pbcoreInstantiation, pbcoreInstantiationDocument, pbcorePart, pbcoreRightsSummary, pbcoreSubject, pbcoreTitle, publisher.
  • timeAnnotation: optional | The timeAnnotation attribute includes narrative information intended to clarify the nature of data used in the element. Can be used as an attribute of the following elements - contributor, coverage, creator, instantiationRights, pbcoreDescription, pbcoreGenre, pbcoreInstantiation, pbcoreInstantiationDocument, pbcorePart, pbcoreRightsSummary, pbcoreSubject, pbcoreTitle, publisher.
  • source: optional | The source attribute provides the name of the authority used to declare the value of the element. Required attribute for pbcoreIdentifier and instantiationIdentifier elements. Can be used as an attribute of any element.
  • ref: optional | The ref attribute is used to supply a source’s URI for the value of the element. Can be used as an attribute of any element.
  • version: optional | The version attribute identifies any version information about the authority or convention used to express data of this element. Can be used as an attribute of any element.
  • annotation: optional | The annotation attribute includes narrative information intended to clarify the nature of data used in the element. Can be used as an attribute of any element.

Subelements

This element does not have any subelements.

Controlled Vocabularies

Example

<pbcoreDescription descriptionType="Version">HV (home video) Master Letterbox</pbcoreDescription>
<pbcoreDescription descriptionType="Program" descriptionTypeRef="http://metadataregistry.org/concept/show/id/1686">On May 13, 1607, three English sailing vessels drop anchor beside a small island fringed by swamps in the James River, Virginia. On board are 104 colonists who will establish the first successful English settlement in the New World at Jamestown. The exploits of the brash, swashbuckling John Smith, the wily, venerable chief Powhatan, and his infatuated daughter Pocahontas will be recited, retold, and embroidered until they gather the status of an epic founding myth of the new nation. Now, on the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, science is revealing the truth behind the myth - a saga of unparalleled adventure, greed, and savagery. Virginia archaeologists have just discovered the site of the capital, Werowocomoco, some 17 miles from Jamestown beside the York River. This is the very spot where the captive John Smith had his famous life-and-death encounter with the mighty chief, in which (so the story goes) the smitten Pocahontas begged her father to spare his neck. NOVA has covered the excavation of this unique site for four years and for the first time reveals the Native American side of the Jamestown story. The evidence from Werowocomoco will provide a fascinating new perspective on the colonists' inevitably one-sided accounts of their sometime allies and adversaries.</pbcoreDescription>
  
    <pbcoreDescription descriptionType="Shot List" startTime="00:00:34" endTime="00:06:22">
00:00:34 ship at dock/EWS
00:01:01 Crew on deck/WS
00:01:43 Ship bow tied to pier/WS
00:02:02 Ship ext./observation deck/MS
00:02:24 ship ext. Maurice Ewing sign/MS
00:02:39 Ship ext./anchor/MS
00:03:05 Ship ext./ stern/WS
00:04:02 Maurice Ewing New York sign on stern/CU
00:04:22 Truck L past length of ship/WS
00:05:17 Ian on deck/talking to man/MS/CU
00:05:35 Crew setting up on bow/WS
00:06:00 Men on captain's deck/MS/Ian on deck/MS</pbcoreDescription>