What is PBCore?

PBCore is a cataloging standard for the description of audiovisual content, a data sharing tool, and much more. Since its development in the early 2000s, dozens of organizations have been using PBCore's comprehensive and flexible features for their archiving needs.

Getting Started

The PBCore standard is composed of elements, attributes, and controlled vocabularies that make up its powerful descriptive system, or schema. Need a sense of how it works? Start here.

Who uses PBCore?

Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, and other organizations have chosen PBCore for its focus on audiovisual content and the ease with which they can share their records. Take a look at how people use PBCore, and find out how it can help you.

Accessing Tools and Delving Deep

PBCore offers a rich set of features for anyone to use. Once you've familiarized yourself with the basics of PBCore, visit this section to learn precisely how to use the schema for your next project.