Monday, September 8, 2014

International Informational Resources for digitisation and documentation of cultural materials:

Digital Coffee – ( The mission of the Yale Digital Coffee group is to establish core standards, develop resources, and provide guidance and support for Digital Imaging related technology, projects, and professionals on campus. The primary focus is on issues and topics related to still photography.

dp Bestflow – ( dpBestflow is a new guide to digital imaging technology and workflow from ASMP, a leading group in education for the professional photographer.

ImageMuse – ( ImageMuse is a group of museum imaging and publishing professionals, dedicated to defining guidelines for the creation and use of digital files for reproduction.

MCN – Museum Computer Network ( MCN supports museum information professionals and the greater community by providing opportunities to explore and disseminate new technologies and best practices in the field. MCN hosts an annual conference, special interest groups, listserv, and a project registry.

UPDIG – Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines ( The UPDIG Coalition is dedicated to promoting standards for photographic digital imaging. The UPDIG guidelines aim to clarify issues affecting accurate reproduction and management of digital images. These guidelines were created to establish photographic standards and practices for photographers, designers, printers, and image distributors. The guidelines cover Digital Asset Management, Color Profiling, Metadata, and Photography Workflow.

Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – ( This group is involved in a cooperative effort to develop common digitization guidelines for still image materials. An important and helpful aggregation of resources may be found here, including technical guidelines for digitizing cultural heritage materials

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