[Eril-l] ALCTS e-Forum: Standards for Digital Images

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Tue Oct 27 08:09:30 PDT 2015

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

ALCTS e-Forum: Standards for Digital Images

November 17-18, 2015

Moderated by Ann Caldwell and Felicity Dykas

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Determining and applying local standards for digital images involves
juggling recommended best practices and local needs, systems, equipment,
staffing, and available server space. Best practices can be based on a
continuum from a) make the best possible high quality copy now and save it
forever to b) more product and less process (i.e., make an access copy that
meets needs now). Local practices may vary depending on the type of
material, too. Join colleagues in discussing standards you use or would
like to use, the local constraints that influence your determination of
local standards, changes you’ve made to local practices over time, and, in
real life, what a best practice for digital images looks like.

Selected topics will include:


   Discussion of standards used for born-digital and locally digitized
   images in libraries and cultural heritage institutions.

   Discussion of how local constraints, systems, and equipment impact the
   application of standards.

   Discussion of the decision making processes used in determining local
   standards for access and preservation copies of digital resources.

   Discussion of digital preservation archives.


Ann Caldwell is Head of Digital Production Services in the Brown University
Library. The unit is responsible for digitization and photography for the
library as well as non-MARC metadata for the Fedora-based repository. In
addition it assists with data curation, digital preservation and library
exhibits. The unit also publishes a blog, Curio, describing its many

Felicity Dykas is the Head of Digital Services at the University of
Missouri—Columbia. Her unit is responsible for digitization, content
acquisition for the digital library and institutional repository,
digitization, cataloging of repository material, and maintenance and
development of the digital library (Islandora) and institutional repository
(Dspace) platforms.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters
of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The
e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email
address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate
with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two
to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an
electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have
registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you
choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and
unsubscribing online. (

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request at ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
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