Short List of Digital Imaging Resources
Supplement to Digital Imaging for Museums
Imaging for Museums: Policy and Practice
Museum Studies Program, George Washington University
David Bearman and Jennifer Trant. Authenticity of Digital Resources: Towards a Statement of Requirements in the Research Process. D-Lib Magazine. June, 1998.
Cullen, Charles T., Peter B. Hirtle, David Levy, Clifford A. Lynch,
and Jeff Rothenberg. Authenticity
in a Digital Environment. CLIR, May 2000.
DigiCult Thematic Issue 1. Integrity and Authenticity of Digital Cultural Heritage Objects. August, 2002.
Clifford A. Lynch, "Authenticity and Integrity in the Digital Environment: An Exploratory Analysis of the Central Role of Trust." Authenticity
in a Digital Environment (Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information
Resources, 2000), pp 32-50.
issue on certification of digital repositories. RLG DigiNews Vol 9, No 5 (Oct 15 2005).
Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities.
An RLG-OCLC Report.
Mountain View, CA: RLG.
US-InterPARES Project. Findings on the Preservation of Authentic Electronic Records. September, 2002.
scanning techniques and paractices
few scanning tips,
by Wayne Fulton. A good place to start, especially if you've never used
a scanner before.
Library of Congress, Manuscript
Digitization Demonstration Project. Final Report. October 1998
Kenney, Anne R. and Oya Y. Reiger. Moving Theory into Practice: Digital
Imaging for Libraries and Archives. Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries
to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of
Cultural Heritage Materials.
Sitts, Maxine K. (editor). Handbook
for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access.
Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 2000.
Raw Files, Raw Conversion
Steve Hoffmann, Digital Camera Raw Converter Comparisons.
CCD University, by Apogee
Selecting a Scanner. Guides to Quality in Visual Resource Imaging.
Digital Library Federation. 2000.
Don Williams. Debunking
of Specmanship. RLG DigiNews (February 15, 2003), Volume 7, Number
Image Manipulation for Desktop Publishing,
includes lots of information on hardware calibration and color fidelity
Fraser, author of Real World Adobe Photoshop, has written
dozens of articles on color management, appropriately entitled Out
Adobe Knowledgebase. ICC
Profiles in Photoshop 6.0 and Later
Q-60 Color Input Targets Information Sheet. Eastman Kodak Corp.,
Peter Siegel, "Successes
and Failures: A Case Study for Implementing ICC Color Management
Harvard University's Art Museums" (PICS 2002: IS&T's PICS Conference, An International Technical Conference on Digital Image Capture and Associated System, Reproduction and Image Quality TechnologiesDigital Imaging SIG Report
and Intellectual Property
EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation). Intellectual
Property Online: Patent, Trademark, Copyright" Archive
Digitization Program has a terrific collection of resources on intellectual
property, copyright, fair use, and licensing in digital libraries.
Resources Online. Yale University Library.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore.
Jane Hunter. Combining
the CIDOC CRM and MPEG-7 to Describe Multimedia in Museums. Museums
and the Web 2002.
Picture Metadata Toolkit
Publish and Preserve: A Holistic Approach to Digital Assets Management,
by Guenter Waibel, Digital Media Developer, UC Berkeley Art Museum
& Pacific Film Archive
Archive Builders. Sizing
a Document Management System: Image Size Estimates for All Types
of Digitized Documents.
Howard Besser, Information
and Digital Longevity bibliography, from Virginia Tech.
Patricia Galloway. "Preservation of Digital Objects." Annual Review of Information Science and Technology 38: 549-590 (2004).
Brian F. Lavoie. The
Incentives to Preserve Digital Matrials: Roles, Scenarios, and Economic
Decision-Making. OCLC, April 2003.
PADI: Preserving Access to Digital
Information. National Library of Australia, Canberra.
Report from the Meeting of Experts on Digital Preservation: Digital Preservation Masters. June 18, 2004 (PDF 91 KB)
of Digital Prints.
Wilhelm Imaging Research offers a wealth of data on image permanance.
Networks and Consortia
AMICO, the Art Museum Image Consortium,
is a not-for-profit organization of institutions with collections of
art, collaborating to enable educational use of museum multimedia.
Collaborative Digitization Projects in the United States, Compiled by Ken Middleton, Walker Library,
Middle Tennessee State University.
Richard Rinehart. MOAC
- A Report on Integrating Museum and Archive Access in the Online
of California. D-Lib Magazine (January 2003), Vol. 9, No.1.
Museums and the Online
Archive of California Project (MOAC),
Perseus Digital Library
of Photographic Processes
History, Science and Preservation, by John Burke, Walter Henry,
Paul Messier, Timothy Vitale and Stanford University Libraries and Academic
Exposure"—Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images. Research Libraries Group.
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Metadata
CIDOC, The International
Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums
DIG35 Metadata Specification (International Imaging Industry Association)
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
is an open forum engaged in the development of interoperable online
metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business
Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP)
EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format)
IPTC Metadata for XMP (International Press Telecommunications Council)
METS: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standards.
MIX: NISO Metadata for
Images in XML Schema.
Literature from Computer Graphics Systems Development Corporation.
Hagadorn, Matt. An Introduction to Curves. Nature Photographers Online Magazine.
D. Kosaka, A
Primer on Image Histograms and Curves: Taking Voodoo and Black Magic
out of Creating Quality Scans. Marginal Software.
Metadata Platform (XMP)
Standards and Guidelines
ICOM. Developments in Museum and Cultural Heritage Information Standards
JPEG 2000 (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
The MPEG Home Page
SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia)
Keven Bradley, Risks Associated with the Use of Recordable CDs and DVDs as Reliable Storage Media in Archival Collections - Strategies and Alternatives. Paris: UNESCO Memory of the World Programme,
Sub-Committee on Technology, 2006.
Fred R. Byers. CLIR and NIST. Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists. CLIR and NIST, OCTOBER 2003.
Oliver Slattery, Richang Lu,
Jian Zheng, Fred Byers, and
Xiao Tang. Stability Comparison of Recordable Optical
Discs—A Study of Error Rates in Harsh
Conditions. Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology 109/5 (September-October 2004)
D-Lib Ready Reference
Library of Congress Conversion
Specifications ("Digital Images from Original Documents, Text
Conversion and SGML-Encoding"; "Conversion of Microfilm
to Digital Images"; "Conversion of Pictorial Materials
to Digital Images")
Lynn, M. Stuart Lynn and The Technology Assessment Advisory Committee.
Between Digital and Other Media Conversion Processes: A Structured Glossary
of Technical Terms. CLIR, Commission on Preservation and Access
National Digital Library Program. Building
Digital Collections: Technical Information and Background Papers.
Library Program Writer's Handbook. Washington, D.C.: American Memory,
Library of Congress, 2000.
Still Images, Moving Images and Sound Advice (JISC Digital Media).
Last updated: June 2009