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2010

Technical Guidelines Now Available | August 24, 2010
The Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials represents shared best practices followed by agencies participating in the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI).  This comprehensive document reflects the current recommendations of the working group and reflects changes that have occurred in the digitization field during the last five years.

Evaluating Digitization and Digitization Equipment (PDF, 2.45 MB) | August 16, 2010
An overview of the recent technical guidelines developed by FADGI, and how they can be used to evaluate the results of digitization and digitization equipment. Presentation given by Michael Stelmach on August 16, 2010 for the "Issues and Answers in Digitization" Workshop Series, sponsored by CENDI, FLICC and FADGI.

Information Standards Quarterly article (PDF, 5.28 KB) | Spring 2010
The article "Format Considerations in Audio Visual Preservation Reformatting: Snapshots from the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative" by Carl Fleischhauer was published in the Spring 2010 issue of ISQ: Information Standards Quarterly.

Federal Computer Week article | February 5, 2010
Article about audio-visual collections and archiving in the federal government that includes coverage of the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Digitization Working Group.

2009

Presentation at IASA (PDF, 1.3 MB) | September 25, 2009
Carl Fleischhauer discussed the federal agencies initiative at the annual conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives on. After a general introduction, the main portion of the presentation provides an update on activities in the audiovisual working group.

Presentation at Archiving 2009 (PDF, 2.28 MB) | May 7, 2009
Michael Stelmach and Carl Fleischhauer presented an overview of the federal agencies initiative at the IS&T Archiving 2009 conference in Arlington, Virginia, on.

2008

Federal News Radio interview (mp3 file) | October 16, 2008
Michael Stelmach and Carl Fleischhauer discuss this initiative in an interview for Federal News Radio.

Government Video article | October 1, 2008
Carl Fleischhauer is interviewed for an article in Government Video.

GPO releases RFP for Mass Digitization | August 2008
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) submits A Request for Proposal for Mass Digitization Opportunities.

GPO releases RFI for Inventory of legacy publication | August 2008
The Government Printing Office (GPO) has conducted a market research to obtain estimates for a physical inventory of U.S. Federal government publications.

GPO Re-Launches Registry of U.S. Government Publication | June 2008
GPO has re-launched the Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects.

2007

Library of Congress Collaborates with Xerox to Test JPEG 2000 Format | October 2007
The Library and Xerox collaborate to study the potential of using the JPEG 2000 format in large repositories of digital cultural heritage materials.

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: 12/28/2012