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Standards & Metadata

Best Practices

ALCTS Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations

Developed by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, these guidelines provide specifications for creating sustainable digital objects suitable for preservation purposes. Formats covered include: books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, microform, 3D objects, audio, video, and moving image film.

Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials

Shared best practices for still image materials (e.g., textual content, maps, and photographic prints and negatives) followed by agencies participating in the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI).

Digitizing Motion Picture Film: Exploration of the Issues and Sample SOW

This report from the Audio-Visual Working Group of the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) includes an introductory essay and examples of film inputs, recommended actions, and digital outputs.