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Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative

I’ve been reading and digesting the recently released Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative website and the sustainable formats page, so I can discuss it (if there is time) during my presentation at next week’s Depository Library Conference.

A dozen federal agencies launched an initiative to establish a common set of guidelines for digitizing historical materials. Two working groups have been established: the Still Image (books, photographs, maps, etc.) and the Audio-Visual Working Group. They have two draft documents currently up for review and comment: Tiff Image Metadata and Digital Imaging Framework. Comments are due on November 15.

I’m also loving their glossary of terms, which “has been generated to serve the participating agencies as a standardized vocabulary for their deliberations and guidelines” and it is “a work in progress” so suggestions are welcome.

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