PBCore Training Sessions 101 and 102 Available for Download

The first two training sessions for PBCore are available for on-demand download. Go to http://pbcore.org/PBCore/PBCore_TrainingMaterials.html#trainingfiles.

Each session has multiple options:

  1. PowerPoint (zipped file)
  2. PDF document of the PowerPoint slides
  3. QuickTime movie; 640×480 (zipped file)
  4. iTunes/iPod compatible movie; 320×240 (zipped file)
  5. MP3 audio file (zipped file)

Sessions 3 and 4 will be scheduled soon. Watch for announcements on the PBCore website (http://pbcore.org) as well as on the PBCore Listserv.

Session 1. PBCore 101: Introduction to PBCore (held January 31 and February 1)
An introduction to the nature of metadata and the PBCore.

Session 2. PBCore 102: The PBCore Elements (February 28 and March 1)
A more detailed look at the structure of PBCore, what each of the elements are, and how to use them to describe media objects of all kinds.

Session 3. The PBCore XML Schema: What It Is and How It Works (dates TBA)
A general discussion of what an XML Schema is, and a look at how the PBCore XML Schema can be used to implement the PBCore metadata dictionary within information and cataloging systems. Also explains how important the XML Schema is for sharing metadata and interoperability.

Session 4. Cataloging Tools for PBCore: What’s Available and How They Work (dates TBA)
A detailed discussion of tools that use PBCore. The tools facilitate the markup of descriptions for media objects and have data export capabilities for sharing and interoperability.

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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