PBCore Training Materials
The PBCore website is designed to provide plentiful background and contextual information in order to make sense of metadata, the PBCore elements, and the sharing and implementation of metadata in our working worlds.
- USER GUIDE...
The online PBCore User Guide is the place to consult.
- ELEMENT BY ELEMENT DOCUMENTATION...
Both the Full Documentation and the Cheat Sheet definitions of the PBCore elements supply definitions, examples and samples of metadata, as well as guidelines for cataloging data descriptions.
- SAMPLES OF METADATA RECORDS ...
Organized by different media types, Sample Metadata Records are provided, using complete PBCore's descriptions and elements.
- VIEWS OF THE ELEMENTS...
The PBCore Elements are displayed in an at-a-glance fashion in the following manner:
- ELEMENTS IN USE...
Our Case Examples provide accounts of television and radio stations, content providers, archiving and educational institutions, national and network organizations, and industry players as they have folded PBCore into their information and content delivery systems or have mapped existing metadata schemas to that of PBCore.
TRAINING SESSIONS... Outside of these orientation and documentation materials on our website, PBCore has created four training sessions that introduce metadata and PBCore, review the individual elements, examine the importance of the XML Schema for the sharing of PBCore compliant media descriptions, and the use of cataloging tools. Each session is scheduled as a live online WebEx webinar (60 minutes each)(no fees). As well, these webinars are recorded and can be reviewed On-Demand at any time by interested parties (no fees). All live training sessions are conducted through the WebEx conferencing service for PBCore (http://pbcore.webex.com). For registration information, see the schedule of sessions below.
Training Sessions Availability, Descriptions & Registration
What is the AVAILABILITY of the Training Sessions? There are several options to keep yourself informed:
- PBCore WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENTS...
On the home page for PBCore (http://www.pbcore.org), there are announcements about current activities for the project. As training sessions are scheduled, they will be announced here, along with registration information.
- THIS TRAINING MATERIALS PAGE...
Bookmark this web page (http://www.pbcore.org/PBCore/PBCore_TrainingMaterials.html) and check back for updates on session schedules and availabilities.
- PBCore LISTSERV...
The PBCore Listserv is a central place for ongoing discussions about the use of PBCore. All training sessions will be announced in the Listserv. If you are not already on the mailing list, the instructions for signing up are located on our Contact Information webpage.
- PBS CONNECT...
For those video and broadcast groups affiliated with the Public Broadcasting Service, PBS Connect is the online gateway through which public television professionals access information, share resources, and collaborate with colleagues throughout the public television community.
What are the TRAINING SESSION TOPICS & HOW TO REGISTER
To register for a session:
- go to http://pbcore.webex.com
- click on the "Upcoming" tab
- select a session and click on "Registration"
- enter your registration information
- you will be prompted to install the WebEx Java applet; install any time prior to your session (not platform specific)
- contact Geoff Freed (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions
No. Topic Description Live WebEx Time On-Demand Availability I PBCore 101: An Overview An introduction to the nature of metadata and the PBCore.
II PBCore 102: The Elements 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. Wednesday
III PBCore 103:
The PBCore XML Schema
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.
Repeated Thursday Live
IV PBCore 104:
The PBCore Cataloging Tool
Discussion of tools that use PBCore, specifically, the PBCore FileMaker Pro cataloging tool we've developed. The tool facilitates the markup of descriptions for media objects and has XML data import and export capabilities for sharing and interoperability, based on the PBCore XML Schema Definition (XSD). Wednesday
Repeated Thursday Live
User Collaborations at the PBCore Resources Website
The PBCore Resources Website is designed for robust user interaction and collaboration. It is a blog-like website where PBCore users and developers can post questions, code, comments, best practices, etc. Users can start discussions that lead to answers. This website is created by PBCore users for PBCore users, and it helps inform the evolution of PBCore from the ground up. Join by linking to http://www.pbcoreresources.org.
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