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This workshop will introduce emerging technologies, standards and practices for the digitization and preservation of digital images. Among the areas covered are image digitization, archival color, formats for preservation and access, and metadata.
Members of the archive and records management communities who work with digital images and scanned documents.
Overall purpose and significance of session:
To introduce technology trends that have implications for the practices of organizations responsible for digitizing and preserving color images and documents.
This workshop session will cover four main topics in the digitization and preservation of color images and documents. The first is the digitization practices that are being developed as part of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the United States to promote interoperability across multiple government institutions and agencies. Among the gaps being addressed are encapsulated metadata, use objectives and quality control. The second is archival color imaging, which is being addressed by a Technical Committee formed within the CIE Division on Imaging Technology. The third is JPEG 2000, which was adopted as a service master by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and whose broader use is the subject of a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Xerox Innovation Group. The fourth is PDF/A, a PDF subset designed for the long-term preservation of documents, including scanned documents.