We have really appreciated all of the great feedback from stations over the past couple of weeks about future opportunities to enhance American Archive metadata records, as well as possibilities of adding new records as new assets are created.
Today, we have one other request, which should only take a few minutes of your time.
During the AACIP project, stations created inventory records using the elements of the PBCore metadata schema. PBCore is a formalized way of describing audiovisual assets so that everyone is basically speaking the same language. PBCore was originally created as a way for public media stations to exchange information about assets among and within stations, but many organizations such as historical societies, public libraries, and independent producers have adopted PBCore to describe their video and audio assets.
Now, as part of the American Archive initiative, we have assembled a group of 42 awesome folks — from public media stakeholders to archivists and librarians — to help further develop PBCore, and to encourage its use among the AV community.
To help us in this effort, we would sincerely appreciate you taking our PBCore survey, whether or not you are currently using PBCore to describe your video and audio assets. Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13tlPvKVOZ_SBvXam-axokQM0BH71F98XkJAdRAR_OUY/viewform
We encourage you to take the survey before Monday, May 5, but we will continue to accept responses indefinitely. If you take the survey before May 5, you can have a chance at winning a PBCore mug, which will feature our newly designed PBCore logo (above)! Who wouldn’t want a PBCore mug? We’ll announce the 3 winners on Friday, May 9th.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact WGBH’s Project Manager Casey Davis at casey_davis [at] wgbh [dot] org. And as always, many thanks for your continued support!