WGBH Open Vault

Why we use PBCore

The WGBH Media Library and Archives needed a format for exchange that would be sufficient to describe our multimedia assets yet not overly complex.

How we use PBCore

WGBH Interactive developed Open Vault. Open Vault uses the Apache Solr search engine technology which indexes the PBCore fields and enables the faceted search and browse available on Open Vault.

While PBCore gives us a strong core to exchange data between our systems, we have added some private extensions to support our particular workflow needs.


Chris Beer
Web Developer

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