[MCN-L] standards for digitization

Newman, Alan A-Newman at NGA.GOV
Wed Jul 15 18:34:12 UTC 2009


Remko,

I suggest you look at the work Steve Puglia is doing for NARA.
A good starting point is
http://www.archives.gov/preservation/technical/guidelines.html

And there is also the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines
at
http://digitizationguidelines.gov/

Alan


On 7/15/09 1:28 PM, "Jansonius, Remko (Vizcaya)"
<remko.jansonius at vizcayamuseum.org> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
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> What standards do you apply to the digitization of archival documents?
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> On an as needed basis, we are digitizing documents in Vizcaya's
> archives. These are primarily letters and related materials, dating from
> the 1910s and 20s. Condition varies. Some are good; others are a couple
> of years away from turning into dust.
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> First and foremost the objective is to have them accessible for
> research. But considering that they really may turn into dust, we also
> need to preserve an electronic version of higher quality than just for
> research.
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> Thus far we have scanned at color, 300 dpi @ 100 %; save as tif
> (archival/preservation file) and pdf (access).
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> Any suggestions whether we're on the right track or can do better?
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> As always, thanks for sharing y'all's collective wisdom.
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> Remko
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> Remko Jansonius
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> Collections and Archives Manager
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> Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
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> 3251 South Miami Avenue
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> Miami, FL 33129
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> t: 305-860-8433
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> f: 305-250-9117
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> www.vizcayamuseum.org
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