PBCore Controlled Vocabularies
PBCore Controlled Vocabularies are sets of predefined, community-standardized terms for concepts related to audiovisual and broadcast collections. These terms can be used as drop-down value lists in a database or spreadsheet to ensure consistency in terminology, formatting and spelling, both internally and when exchanging information with outside organizations.
PBCore Controlled Vocabularies include the agreed-upon spelling and formatting for each term, a definition, and a Unique Resource Identifier (or URI). The vocabularies provide only the terms that the community has determined are most widely used and shared, and are not 100% comprehensive. PBCore does not maintain controlled vocabularies for elements that have strong vocabulary options maintained by other authorities. Element pages contain links to relevant external vocabularies, where applicable.
To view the terms and definitions for each vocabulary, click on the name of the controlled vocabulary on the left of the screen.