After a lengthy discussion about metadata in 2009 (see here for one instance) kreynen created a new PBCore module to allow those using the Open Media Project to base their genres on PBCore – PBS’s internationally used genre list of 228 terms – which kreynen details nicely here .
My suggestion last year was to create a tiered system with a few genres at the top, forking out to a variety of sub genres, as this degree of specification has worked well here in the past. At AmherstMedia we’ve now implemented a new genre tree based on this.
We renamed many of the PBCore terms, but tried to keep within the same general essence of the categories so that anyone else using this setup would be easily able to use our shows elsewhere with magically mellow metadata movement (just needed to alliterate).
You can use this approach in just a few steps:
1) Install and enable the PBCore module
2) Go into your Drupal mySQL database to make a few tweaks and adjustments. - I’ve created a screencast explaining this part of that process here
I’ve attached a screengrab & CSV of our genre tree as an example of the final layout. We’ll probably adjust this more as we use it, but it should be fluid enough to work for us, yours will likely look somewhat different, but you’re welcome to use this structure if you wish.
NOTE: You may need to rename the CSV file to be .csv after downloading - it seems to default to .txt