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
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
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.
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.
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
Here is the final PBCore 2.0 changes document, which builds on the iterative work to define the PBCore requirements that’s been shared in previous postings here. With the PBCore 1.3 requirements addressing American Archive’s needs, version 2.0 addresses additional requirements for American Archive and includes changes culled from the recent public change request process. Final … Read more
Attached is an Excel sheet aggregating the change requests gathered for PBCore 2.0 development. The three sheets represent three different modes of gathering requests (online, in conversation, etc.)
We are still gathering change requests for PBCore 2.0, to be published in November, 2010. Any requests submitted by July 25, 2010 will be considered for PBCore 2.0. Requests submitted after July 25th will be recorded for the next version of PBCore. Change requests collected thus far are attached to this post as an Excel file. We will be adding more requests as we receive them. Please submit yours, comment on other requests, and add your voice to the PBCore 2.0 process!
CPB has funded the development of PBCore version 2.0 to be released in the fall, 2010.
We are formally collecting user feedback and requests for changes to PBCore through July 25th.