PBCore Training Sessions… Online and On-Demand

As many of you are aware, a metadata dictionary used to describe the intellectual content, rights, and formats of public broadcasting media has been developed and made available for your use. It is called PBCore, or Public Broadcasting Core of Metadata Descriptions (http://pbcore.org). PBCore is being used in public radio and television and beyond to describe, publish and share content, and to allow others to find your content.

Sounds like a great idea, right? But what, exactly, is a metadata dictionary? For that matter, um… what IS PBCore? Learn the answers to these and other questions at a one-hour on-line presentation hosted by the PBCore Project at WGBH.

If you would like to participate in these training presentations, online and live, please go to http://pbcore.webex.com, click on the “Upcoming” tab and register for the session you want to attend. Note that you will be prompted to install the WebEx Java applet once you have completed the registration form. You may install the applet at any time prior to the session. Please contact Geoff Freed at geoff_freed@wgbh.org if you have questions about registration or the presentation itself.

After the live sessions, you can review the PowerPoint presentations and audio recordings on-demand by accessing our web page PBCore Training.

“Introduction to PBCore” is the first presentation in a series being developed by the PBCore Project. Upcoming sessions will focus on how to describe a media item using PBCore metadata descriptors and the resources being developed to support your use of PBCore, including the PBCore XML schema and the implementation of PBCore through cataloging tools (for more information see our page about PBCore Training).

For a complete review of available training materials for PBCore, visit our web page http://pbcore.org/PBCore/PBCore_TrainingMaterials.html.

The PBCore Project is administered by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM). Initial PBCore development, advocacy and training is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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