New PBCore Website

Welcome to the new PBCore website! Thanks to the NEH-funded PBCore Development and Training Project, PBCore has a new look and a number of new tools and features designed to make it more usable and accessible to the archival and public media communities.

If you’re just getting started with PBCore, or want to learn more about the basics, visit What Is PBCore, FAQ, and Glossary to learn about PBCore’s basic functionality and implementation, as well as get a handle on key terms used throughout the site. You can see all elements, with their definitions, on the Elements page; view attributes with their definitions on the Attributes page; and see PBCore’s supported controlled vocabularies on the Controlled Vocabularies page. The PBCore XML Schema page provides an overview on PBCore’s structure and revisions from PBCore 2.0 to PBCore 2.1, as well as a link to the PBCore GitHub repository.

If you’re already familiar with PBCore, check out our new pages and features, including:

  • The PBCore Cataloging Tool, a web app created by Digital Bedrock that supports the creation, editing, and export of moving image-related metadata as PBCore XML records
  • PBCore Spreadsheet Templates, designed to capture PBCore metadata in an easy human-readable format for inventory or database import
  • PBCore Validator, which checks the validity and provides best practice recommendations for PBCore XML documents
  • Updated integrations with external tools, including MediaInfo and ProTrack
  • Mappings to and from additional metadata standards, including MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS, and EBUCore RDF
  • Updated sample records
  • Video tutorials covering everything from the basic structure of PBCore to how to design a PBCore-compliant database
  • Case studies highlighting how different institutions implement the PBCore standard
  • Collected annual meeting notes from 2015 on

As the PBCore Development and Training Project continues, we’ll be adding more content to the site, including more video tutorials, updated external tool integrations, information about upcoming workshops, and more. We’d also love to feature more case studies and sample records, so please contact us if you have any PBCore-related content that you’d like to share!

Thanks to everyone who’s made the new website possible, including the PBCore Development and Training Project Advisory Board; Dr. Rong Tang and the Simmons Usability Lab; and the WGBH Creative team.