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 on GitHub is now public

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 v1.2 in on the Horizon

A portion of the original PBCore v1.1 metadata dictionary is changing into what will be known as PBCore v1.2. The justification for changes to the PBCore schema is to better accommodate the possibility that a media asset may have multiple instantiations, all the same except for technical attributes. Thus, metadata elements that describe a media … Read more

PBCore v1.1 XSD is Published!

The PBCore v1.1 XML Schema Definition (XSD) is published! For a complete discussion on what this means for the advancement of PBCore and facilitating our Community of Practice, see http://pbcore.org/PBCore/PBCoreXMLSchema.html. Since the initial publication (April 2005) of the Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary (PBCore), many stations, organizations and information systems have begun to use its 53 … Read more

PBCore Version 1.1 is Published!

We are excited to announce that Version 1.1 of PBCore is released. Since the initial publication (April 2005) of the Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary–PBCore v1.0, many stations, organizations and information systems have used its 48 elements to describe the intellectual content, property rights, and instantiations/formats of their media items and intellectual properties. During this last … Read more