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Guidelines: Content Categories & Digitization Objectives
Still Image Working Group

Explanatory Notes

This subgroup has drafted objectives for the digital reformatting of printed matter, documents and manuscripts, pictorial and fine art content. The content categories are defined in terms of the "physical" items found in many library and archive collections. Each category is then associated with reformatting objectives expressed as “use cases”, followed by recommended specifications for each.

Current Draft

Content Categories and Digitization Objectives

Updated by Working Groups – September 3, 2009

Document Background

The Working Group believes that its guidelines should be based on clearly articulated objectives describing the expected uses of the digitized content. This presentation was drafted by the Categories and Objectives Sub-Group. Each of the 23 content subcategories is associated with reformatting objectives, i.e., the objectives of the organizations that carry out the digitizing and, equally important, the objectives of the endusers who will consult or use the images in their work.

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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: 11/07/2016