Marcia Brooks on PBcore

Current, “the newspaper about public TV and radio,” has a very nice two page article about PBcore by Marcia Brooks, who helped develop the proposal for CPB funding of the PBCore project and directed the project at WGBH for most of the last six years. Some of the main points:

  • Almost six years ago CPB had the foresight to fund the development of a metadata standard for the multimedia, multiplatform present and future of public broadcasting.
  • Frontline and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer are using PBCore as the basis of the Frontline/NewsHour video database and are using a modified version to let web users click for “related video.”
  • If you go to the National Educational Telecommunications Association Conference next month, check out the PBCore session Thursday morning, Jan. 24, about PBCore in three stations’ real-world workflows. There are many more uses of PBCore in the field, including more documented case examples on PBCore.org.

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