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Guidelines

The documents below have been drafted or are recommended by either the Still Image or Audio Visual Working Group, and range from guidelines recommending specific metrics to those describing more general processes or methodologies.

The following categories are used to describe the status of each document in the process: Draft for public comment (with a closing date), Draft under review (by the Working Group), Approved (all changes have been made), or Recommended (document has been reviewed and is recommended by the group).  In early stages, activities may be categorized as Draft under development or Concept under development. A link to a comment form is included for each of the documents; please use the form to submit your suggestions to us.

Guideline Source

Digitizing Motion Picture Film
Approved by Working Group | April 18, 2016

Audio-Visual Working Group

Audio Analog-to-Digital Converter Performance
Draft for public comment until May 30, 2016 | February 16, 2016

Audio-Visual Working Group

Technical Guidelines for the Still Image Digitization of Cultural Heritage Materials
Draft for public comment until December 1, 2015 | September 23, 2015

Still Image Working Group

MXF Application Specification
Draft for public comment until December 31, 2015 | September 8, 2015

Audio-Visual Working Group

File Format Comparisons
Approved by Working Groups | December 2, 2014

Still Image Working Group
Audio-Visual Working Group

Content Categories & Digitization Objectives
Approved by Working Group | September 3, 2009

Still Image Working Group

Digital Imaging Framework
Approved by Working Group | April 2, 2009

Still Image Working Group

Digitization Activities – Project Planning
Approved by Working Group | November 4, 2009

Still Image Working Group
Audio-Visual Working Group

Minimal Descriptive Embedded Metadata in Digital Still Images
Recommended by Working Group | March 23, 2012

Still Image Working Group

Embedding Metadata in Broadcast WAVE Files, Version 2
Approved by Working Group | April 23, 2012

Audio-Visual Working Group

MXF Application Specification
Review draft for comment | Comments requested by November 10, 2014

Audio-Visual Working Group

TIFF Image Metadata
Approved by Working Group | February 10, 2009

Still Image Working Group

Working Groups

Still Image Working Group
This group is involved in a cooperative effort to develop common digitization guidelines for still image materials.

Audio-Visual Working Group
The goal for this working group is to identify, establish, and disseminate information about standards and practices for the digital reformatting of audio-visual materials by federal agencies.

Last Updated: 04/19/2016