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For those who want to know more about the progress with the deveopment of PBCore:

As many of you are aware, a metadata dictionary used to describe the intellectual content, rights, and formats of public broadcasting media has been developed and made available for your use.

It is called PBCore, or Public Broadcasting Core of Metadata Descriptions ( ). PBCore is being used in public radio and television and beyond to describe, publish and share content, and to allow others to find your content.

Sounds like a great idea, right? But what, exactly, is a metadata dictionary? For that matter, um… what *is* PBCore?

Learn the answers to these and other questions at a one-hour on-line presentation hosted by the PBCore Project at WGBH.

“PBCore 101: Introduction to PBCore” will be held on Wednesday, January 31, at 2:00pm Eastern time, and repeated on Thursday, February 1, at 2:00pm Eastern time. both sessions will be conducted via WebEx, and there is no charge to attend. All you need is a phone, a Web browser and an Internet connection.

If you would like to participate in these training presentations, please go to , click on the “Upcoming” tab and register for the session you want to attend. Note that you will be prompted to install the WebEx Java applet once you have completed the registration form. You may install the applet at any time prior to the session.

Please contact Geoff Freed at g e o f f _ f r e e d @ w g b h . o r g if you have questions about registration or the presentation itself.

“Introduction to PBCore” is the first presentation in a series being developed by the PBCore Project. Upcoming sessions will focus on resources being developed to support your use of PBCore, including the PBCore XML schema and the implementation of PBCore through cataloging

The PBCore Project is administered by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM). Initial PBCore development, advocacy and training is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.