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The following documents and references are provided as resources for the digitization of both audio-visual and still image digital content.  These have been created and compiled to assist practitioners, students and others, both as a discipline as well as a component of digital conversion projects. These items have been produced by the members of FADGI, and more items will be added as they become available.

While no hard cutoff date was used in selecting guidelines, standards and other documents, they have all been reviewed for current relevance. Because referenced documents may change, please refer to the online version of documents rather than print copies, particularly with regard to standards.

We welcome comments and suggestions related to listed resources.

Resources by Topic Source
Articles

Format Considerations in Audio Visual Preservation Reformatting  (PDF, 528 KB)

Audio-Visual Working Group

Bibliographies

Digital Imaging Standards (PDF, 125 KB)

Still Image Working Group

Digital Conversion Bibliography (PDF, 94 KB)

Still Image Working Group

Organizations Active in Setting AV Standards (PDF, 80 KB)

Audio-Visual Working Group

Recorded Sound Digitization Activities (PDF, 129 KB)

Audio-Visual Working Group

Video Digitization Activities (PDF, 170 KB)

Audio-Visual Working Group

Working Bibliography Pertaining to Video Preservation (PDF, 119 KB)

Audio-Visual Working Group

Documentation

Gap Analysis

Still Image Working Group
Audio Visual Working Group

Presentations

Digitizing History (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Audio-Visual Working Group

Evaluating Digitization and Digitization Equipment (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Still Image Working Group

Federal Digitization – Moving to Common Guidelines (PDF, 2.28 MB)

Still Image Working Group
Audio Visual Working Group

Imaging Science for Archivists (PPT, 5.9 MB)

Still Image Working Group

JPEG 2000 Introduction, by Rob Buckley (Podcast: 5:25 min)

Still Image Working Group

Reports

JPEG 2000 Lossy Compression (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Still Image Working Group
Audio Visual Working Group

Workshops

JPEG 2000 Summit Workshop, May 12-13, 2011, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Still Image Working Group
Audio Visual 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: 12/30/2014