Included within the general PALMM archives procedures, the digitization section
contains links to recommended procedures for master and derivative images. PALMM
(Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials) is a program of the libraries of
the Florida Board of Education's Division of Colleges and Universities (DCU) designed
to provide support to individual and cooperative digital library initiatives.
University of Georgia/ Digital Library of Georgia
Digitization Guide. July, 2001
“This guide is designed to give an overview of the digitization process for historical
documents such as manuscripts, photographs, books, printed materials, and other flat
paper items. It is intended to cover the basics of digitization projects in a concise manner.
Links to more in-depth information are found throughout the guide, and a list of
resources appears at the end.”
University of Illinois
Guidelines for Digital Imaging Projects. December 6, 2001
“In addition to broad information about the digitization process, this document also
includes specific guidelines addressing the following areas: Getting Started with Digital
Imaging Projects, Minimum Quality Requirements for Digital Images, Metadata
Standards, Long-term Maintenance of Digital Files.”
University of Maryland
Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Collections at University of Maryland Libraries.
May 4, 2007
A set of guidelines developed to cover the range of issues involved in producing digital
collections, with a chapter devoted to images.
Digital Imaging Primer. August 2, 2007
“This document will explore the basic properties of digital image files and how they
affect the overall quality of digital images. These policies are intended to set a standard
for the minimum acceptable quality of images kept by the University of Maryland
Libraries as digital preservation masters.”
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