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Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Update



New or updated materials available on the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative site.



Last Build Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:06:37 GMT

 



Redesigned site
The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) has now released an update and redesign of the website, available at: http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/. In addition to improved navigation throughout, it is now easier to access the major document outlining best practices, the “Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage materials” (http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/digitize-technical.html ). There are currently 15 federal agencies actively involved in this initiative, the most recent to join was the National Park Service. Other interested agencies are welcome to contact us for information on participating in the initiative.



Imaging Science overview
There is a new slide presentation available on the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines site titled "Imaging Science for Archivists". This is an overview of the topic for library professionals, and covers basic processes and terminology.



New Document Available
The new "Digitization Activities - Project Planning and Management" document addresses activities relating to the digitization of original cultural materials, and outlines general steps for planning and management of this process.



New guidelines available
New guidelines, "Content Categories and Digitization Objectives" now available, containing the Working Group's recommended specifications for digital reformatting of printed matter, manuscripts, and pictorial materials.



New document available
The most current version of the Broadcast WAVE Metadata document is now available for public comment.




New document available
The current Gap Analysis from the Still Image Working Group is now posted.



Meeting notes now posted
Summary notes are now available from the February meeting of the Audio Visual Working Group.



New Guidelines Available
New guidelines available for TIFF Image Metadata - represents the latest recommendations for historical and cultural heritage digital imaging.



Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Update
See the new "Announcements" area with links to recently added material: a podcast on JPEG2000 by Rob Buckley of Xerox, and a slide presentation on digital video preservation formats by Carl Fleischhauer of the Library of Congress.



New Embedded Metadata Information for FADGI
Embedded Metadata group charter added, containing objectives and expected outcomes for project.



Two recent news items for FADGI
See the "news" section for the latest coverage of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) collaboration.



Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Update
New or updated information available on the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative site.