A full day at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference (Nov 16-19)
A PBCore Cataloging Workshop REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, WORKSHOP FULL
"PBCore provides a level of detail useful to media archives, without being ridiculous to implement." --Jack Brighton.PBCore is a metadata standard created for the description of analog and digital media objects. This workshop is an all-day followup to AMIA 2010 PBCore conference sessions that will enable catalogers and others to evaluate and prepare to adopt PBCore for management of their AV assets. We will include demonstrations of PBCore's value in handling intellectual content, rights, and technical metadata and will present specific case studies. Attendees will create PBCore records in custom exercises.
PBCore 2.0 was released in early 2011: The instructors will present the schema and uses in detail, from mandatory elements through newly-added attributes. PBCore can either include or reference data from other schemas; the workshop will look at its future in the semantic Web as well as practical entry-level steps to adoption. Among other PBCore advantages is that its use is free to all and there are database tools already in use including a variety of open source software applications.
Presenters include PBCore experts Jack Brighton, New Media & Innovation, Illinois Public Media at WILL; Brian Graney, Media Cataloger at Northeast Historic Film; Dave Rice and Kara Van Malssen, audiovisual metadata specialists, Audiovisual Preservation Solutions.
Thanks to the Harry Ransom Center for hosting, AMIA conference program committee, and CLIR Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives for supporting the workshop through a grant to Northeast Historic Film.