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Audio Visual Working Group

The goal for this working group is to identify, establish, and disseminate information about  common sustainable technical guidelines, methods, and practices for digitized and born digital historical, archival and cultural content. The effort will cover sound recordings, video recordings, motion picture film, and born digital content. Topic areas include formatting, digital file formats, metadata, methodology and, when appropriate, development of open source tools to facilitate workflows.

Working Group Goals:

  • Define objectives and specifications, including digital formats, for the digital masters in each category
  • Determine performance measures for digitization and develop methods for validation
  • Recommend methods for digitization
  • Recommend methods for creating sustainable born digital material

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Last Updated: 01/03/2017