We specialize in digitizing photographic film and print collections. From artist archives to museum collections, we digitize your items on-site or at our facilities in Brooklyn, NY.
Following FADGI (Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative) guidelines, we provide digitization services to ensure the quality and consistency of digitized materials. These FADGI guidelines exist to meet the needs of federal agencies in the United States, but they benefit large and small organizations alike.
FADGI guidelines provide detailed instructions for capturing, managing, and preserving digital images. Specifically, the guidelines offer metrics for:
1. Equipment: FADGI guidelines define using high-quality, calibrated equipment for digitization. This includes cameras, lighting, targets, and monitors that meet specific standards for accurate color reproduction and resolution.
2. Image Quality: We follow FADGI’s for resolution, color accuracy, and image fidelity. They ensure the resulting digital files faithfully represent the original materials, capturing details, colors, and dynamic range.
3. File Formats: FADGI guidelines recommend using widely accepted file formats for digital preservation, such as TIFF for images. We adhere to these guidelines to ensure long-term access to digitized materials.
4. Metadata: Digitization services following FADGI guidelines pay special attention to metadata creation. This includes capturing descriptive information about the original materials, technical details of the digitization process, and preservation metadata for long-term access and management.
5. Quality Control: FADGI guidelines emphasize the importance of quality control throughout the digitization process. Service providers perform regular checks to ensure the digitized files meet the required specifications, including resolution, color accuracy, and metadata completeness.
6. Preservation Planning: Following FADGI guidelines, digitization services consider long-term preservation needs. They take steps to ensure the digitized materials’ integrity, authenticity, and usability over time. This may involve implementing appropriate storage solutions, backup strategies, and periodic file integrity monitoring.
Overall, digitization services following FADGI guidelines aim to produce high-quality digital surrogates of physical materials while ensuring long-term preservation and accessibility. These guidelines provide a comprehensive framework for digitization practices, allowing institutions to create reliable and sustainable digital collections.–