PBCore: An Introduction to the Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary

No sessions are currently scheduled for this event. To request a new session, please contact membersupport@lyrasis.org


This two-hour online class will help you lay some of the basic groundwork needed to implement Public Broadcasting Core metadata in your institution. The class will provide an overview of the purpose of PBCore, as well as the structure and significance of each of its major element groups. The instructor will also create a PBCore record in real time to demonstrate the practical application of PBCore elements and attributes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the structure and basic elements of PBCore
  • Distinguish between required and optional metadata elements and attributes
  • Understand the structure and purpose of XML metadata
  • Learn about controlled vocabularies within PBCore
  • Learn to create PBCore documents within an XML editor

Instructor: Hannah Rosen

Hannah Rosen holds a bachelor’s Degree in social and cultural history and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, with a specialization in Archives, Preservation and Records Management. She comes to LYRASIS from The MediaPreserve, where she assisted clients with all aspects of their media digitization projects. She also created specialized preservation metadata using a variety of archival schemas.

Before that, Hannah worked and volunteered at a variety of archival institutions including the Carnegie Mellon Institutional Archives, the Sewickley Academy Institutional Archives, and the National Museum of American History Archives Center.

Intended Audience:

This class is ideal for catalogers, archivists, special collections mangers, and those who want to acquire some knowledge of PBCore. It is also ideal for anyone simply interested in knowing more about the schema and how it is implemented.


Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
    PDF Form
    Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.