BEST PRACTICES, GUIDELINES, AND STANDARDS

General Information

Agogified: Technology, Information and Culture, Mashed and Served (blog)
Archiving Websites: General Considerations and Strategies, The Centre for Internet Research, 2005
Capturing Analog Sound for Digital Preservation: Report of a Roundtable Discussion of Best Practices for Transferring Analog Discs and Tapes, Council of Library and Information Resources, 2006
Digitization Guidelines, North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (ECHO), 2007
Digital Records: Digitised Image Specification, National Archives (United Kingdom), 2011
Digital Preservation Tools and Services, Agogified (blog)
Functional Requirements for Electronic Records Repositories in Use or Being Considered by State Archives, Council of State Archivists, State Electronic Records Initiative
Introduction to Imaging: Revised Edition, Getty Publications
Selection Procedures for Digitisation, Joint Information Systems Committee (University of Bristol), 2008
Sound Directions: Best Practices for Audio Preservation, Harvard University & Indiana University
Standards and Best Practices, Association of Records Managers & Administrators (ARMA)

File Formats and Normalization

Alternative File Formats for Storing Master Images of Digitisation Projects, National Library of the Netherlands
Archival Understanding and Use of the Portable Document Format for Archives (PDF/A), National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA)
Best Practices for File-Naming, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2008
Choosing a File Name, Joint Information Systems Committee (University of Bristol)
Choosing a Suitable Digital Video Format, United Kingdom (UK) Online (University of Bath)
File Formats and Compression, Joint Information Systems Committee (University of Bristol)
Ideology or Pragmatism? Open Standards and Cultural Heritage Websites, United Kingdom (UK) Online (University of Bath), 2011
JPEG 2000 for Long-term Preservation: JP2 as a Preservation Format, D-Lib Magazine (Magazine of Digital Library Research)
Local Digital Format Registry (LDFR): File Format Guidelines for Preservation and Long-term Access, Library and Archives of Canada (LAC)
Navigating the Sea of Options: File Formats and Naming for Long Term Maintenance and Access, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2011
PDF/A: A Viable Addition to the Preservation Toolkit, D-Lib Magazine (Magazine of Digital Library Research)
Sustainability of Digital Formats: Planning for Library of Congress Collections, Library of Congress, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
Use of Proprietary Formats on Websites - United Kingdom (UK) Online (University of Bath)
Value through Longevity: File Format Migration Using Open Source Tools, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

Content Standards

Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Collections at University of Maryland Libraries, 2006
Digital Formats for Content Reproductions, Library of Congress, 1998
Digitization Guidelines, Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative
Digitization Standards, University of Tennessee Libraries, 2011
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
Electronic Records Branch, State Archives of North Carolina
      • Data Transfer Guidelines
      • Digital Imaging Guidelines
      • Electronic Records Guidelines
      • Website Guidelines
Electronic Records Management Guidelines, State of North Dakota Information Technology Department
Introduction to Metadata: Online Edition, Version 3.0, Getty Publications
Metadata Standards in Use or Being Considered by State Archives, Council of State Archivists, State Electronic Records Initiative
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
     Information Standards Quarterly (Special Issue: Digital Preservation, spring, 2010), NISO
PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, version 2.1, Library of Congress
QA Focus Briefing Papers, United Kingdom (UK) Online (University of Bath)
Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials for Electronic Access: Creation of Production Master Files – Raster Images, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Web Designs and Applications, World Wide Web Consortium

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