As Esha said, PBCore might be worth looking at. It's probably one of the more complete
lists. If you want something more formal than the PBCore list, the EBU also has a good
vocabulary in an XML format
(http://www.ebu.ch/metadata/cs/ebu_StorageMediaTypeCodeCS.xml). The nice thing
about the EBU list is that some of their term definitions might help identify more obscure
> Have you looked at PBCore? It's a metadata standard developed by the
> Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is used for tv and other
> multi media cataloging.
>> Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
>>> Anyone know of any good existing controlled vocabulary for
>>> 'format' or 'carrier' for multimedia materials? I'm thinking of
>>> things like "CD", "DVD", "digital", etc.
>>> The closest I can get is from RDA at http://metadataregistry.org/
>>> concept/list/vocabulary_id/46.html (thanks Karen and Diane), but
>>> it seems _really_ insufficient. As far as I can tell "audio disc"
>>> is used for both a CD and a vinyl disc, and there's nothing
>>> available there for "DVD" at all. Or for "digital". Although
>>> I'm not sure what I mean by "digital", I guess CD and DVD are
>>> both digital, but I was thinking of something to identify a
>>> digital file on a computer network free of particular carrier. I
>>> guess that wouldn't be in a carrier vocabulary at all, after all,
>>> that would be sort of a null carrier. Phew, this stuff does get
>>> complicated quick. Which I guess is why nobody's worked out a
>>> good one yet.
>>> Too bad RDA's is so _far_ from good though. Any others anyone
>>> knows about?