PBCore in RDF

Written by Mary on Thursday, October 06, 2011

I guess I know just enough about RDF to be dangerous. It may be that I am not plugging the namespace information in correctly, but all my attempts to wrap a PBCore XML record in RDF have failed validation in the W3C validation tool (http://www.w3.org/RDF/Validator/).  I would really love and adore an example of a valid PBCore record in RDF.


  • Jack Brighton said on 10/28 at 07:44 PM

    I don’t think wrapping PBcore in RDF is the way to go. One could parse a PBCore XML record and extract metadata useful in RDF, like subject terms and relationships with other media objects. Or creators and contributors. PBCore 2.0 attributes make this lots easier especially as people begin using @ref to specify URIs for the values in PBCore elements. But you’re going to wind up with a different kind of record, and it won’t look like PBCore. PBCore is just a handy container for media-specific metadata that can be discovered and reused in different contexts. An RDF store will look very different than a PBCore collection, and they each have a different purpose. So I would just say that PBCore is a pretty good way to enable media to fit into the larger RDF/linked data universe.

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