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An Infopeople Webinar

January 10th, 2012 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

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.

This webinar will be of interest to library staff and archivists who are involved in developing digital projects, no special technical background required.

Speaker's slides

  • ppt [4.6mb]
  • pdf (Full slide) [4.7mb]
  • pdf (3 slides per page) [330kb]

Chat, Closed Captioning

  • Chat: pdf [21kb]
  • Closed captioning transcript: pdf [21kb]

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