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Digital Preservation: Text and Image Formats
An Infopeople Webinar
Presenter: Jacob Nadal
In the second part of our four-part series on Digital Preservation, this webinar will present and explain:
- the basic formats and standards used in digital text and digital image collections for libraries, archives, and museums
- the development of text and image formats
- the significant technical features that pertain to digital libraries.
Text formats and encodings introduced include ASCII, Unicode/UTF-8, and the family of standards around XML, including HTML, CSS, and EAD. Imaging topics include formats and standards, particularly TIFF, JPEG and JPEG2000, and PDF, as well as issues inherent in color management and compression.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to make informed decisions about text and image digitization projects and revisit their planned or existing project with an eye to making sure they will be useful sustainable into the future.
Presented by the California State Library and the California Preservation Program, future webinars in the series will provide a deeper introduction to file formats used in digital libraries and the core issues in reliably storing digital content for the long-term:
- Webinar #3: Tuesday, February 7: Storing and Managing Digital Collections
- Webinar #4: Tuesday, March 20: Audio and Video Formats
This webinar will be of interest to library staff and archivists who are involved in developing digital projects, no special technical background required.
Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.
This webinar was presented with Closed Captioning.
- Notes and Bookmarks: None
Chat, Closed Captioning
This presentation is the second in a series of four webinars. The other presentations can found at:
Webinar 1: Fundamentals Dec 8, 2011
Webinar 2: Text and Image Formats Jan 10, 2012
Webinar 3: Storing and Managing Digital Collections Feb 7, 2012
Webinar 4: Audio and Video Formats Mar 20, 2012