05 May 2010

Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials (2004)


Title
: Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials for Electronic Access: Creation of Production Master Files – Raster Images

Authors
: Steven Puglia, Jeffrey Reed, and Erin Rhodes

Publisher
: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Year
: 2004

Pages: 87
Link
: http://archives.gov/... (pdf, 1.59 Mb)


Scope
:
The NARA Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials for Electronic Access define approaches for creating digital surrogates for facilitating access and reproduction; they are not considered appropriate for preservation reformatting to create surrogates that will replace original records. The Technical Guidelines presented here are based on the procedures used by the Digital Imaging Lab of NARA’s Special Media Preservation Laboratory for digitizing archival records and the creation of production master image files, and are a revision of the 1998 “NARA Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials for Electronic Access”, which describes the imaging approach used for NARA’s pilot Electronic Access Project. [...]

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