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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.

Comments and suggestions welcome.

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

Documentation

Gap Analysis

Still Image Working Group

Presentations

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
This group works collaboratively on common and sustainable technical guidelines, methods, and practices for digitized and born digital sound recordings and moving images.

Last Updated: 12/15/2016