Recently I had the pleasure of talking with the Director of the Library and Archives at Smithsonian Channel, Karma Foley. This summer Smithsonian Channel is migrating to a more robust database, and Karma shared how PBCore is informing this expansion and helping the channel preserve their private collection in a file-based, CollectiveAccess environment. Smithsonian Channel … Read more
You may have heard about the Pop Up Archive, which if you haven’t, you should. From my vantage point, they are solving a key problem of radio producers (and anyone creating digital audio) by providing: – A simple way to upload and preserve the highest-resolution digital audio files with the Internet Archive as the back … Read more
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
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
Check out the new Google group, PBCore Talk !
**The PBCore listserv will be discontinued on July 31, 2011 in order to migrate to a free and open platform.**
PBCore Talk web address: http://groups.google.com/group/pbcore-talk
PBCore Talk email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the interests of community, transparency and sustainability, the PBCore team has decided to make the PBCore 2.0 respository on GitHub a public repository. It is a bit unusual to approach a metadata standard like it were an open source application, but we found GitHub to be helpful in our process for developing PBCore 2.0 … Read more
I presented PBCore 2.0 as part of a panel on collaboration at the IMA 22011 conference in Austin, Texas. The panel was mostly focused on case studies of collaboration — including examples between radio & print, amongst television & the arts community, and between media makers. PBCore is more of an enabling technology than an … Read more
PBCore is a metadata standard designed to describe media, both digital and analog. More importantly, it was designed for the Internet and for the kinds of software applications we now use to manage, access, and share media.
In less than ten years, broadcasting has been completely transformed from an analog media to a production and distribution environment that is digital from end-to-end. Early in the transition, the public broadcasting system recognized the need for a single, unified metadata schema able to deliver digital content across multiple platforms.
Having just published PBCore 2.0, we thought we’d summarize the evolution of the schema. Following is a timeline and summary of previous versions of PBCore. For new developments in 2.0, see Jack Brighton’s “Introducing PBCore 2.0” post.