PBCore sessions at the 2010 AMIA Conference

Written by Jack Brighton on Friday, October 29, 2010

The 2010 AMIA Conference is next week. (How’d it get to be November already?!) For those PBCore denizens attending, please note two sessions that will be of particular interest, both on Thursday, November 4th:

8:30am - 10:00am
Moving to a Digital Asset Management Environment: A Case Study on Fresh Air
Chair: Dave Rice - AudioVisual Preservation Solutions
Speakers: Daniel Pisarski - TelVue Corporation, and Julian Herzfeld - WHYY

Since 1975 WHYY’s production, Fresh Air, has generated thousands of 1/4” analog reels, DAT tapes, CDs, and digital files as well as even more Microsoft Word and Excel documents reflecting a disconnected set of rights, inventory, descriptive, and technical information. This panel looks at all aspects of an initiative to assemble Fresh Air’s metadata collections under PBCore while bringing digital media and metadata into a production-oriented digital asset management system

11:00am - 12:00pm
Coming Attraction: PBCore 2.0
Chair: Courtney Michael - WGBH Media Library & Archives
Chris Beer - WGBH Interactive
Speakers: Courtney Michael - WGBH Educational Foundation
Jack Brighton - University of Illinois
Katrina Dixon - Northeast Historic Film
Kara Van Malssen - Broadway Video Digital Media

There are a number of metadata standards being used by the library and archival community. However few are adequate, and easy for describing media collections. PBCore is a metadata standard that was developed specifically to describe media. Many in the moving image archival community have begun to utilize the standard. After 2 years of a development hiatus, a new initiative has launched to continue development of the standard to bring it to PBCore 2.0. This session will give an overview of PBCore - why it is a good standard to use for media collections and the work to date to bring it to PBCore 2.0. It will demo and tour the new redesigned PBCore.org website highlighting changes, navigation, and the community input features. And finally there will be several use cases showing practical use of PBCore in real archive projects. The end will be a roundtable discussion to get more feedback from the AMIA/IASA community and take questions.



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