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Audio Visual Working Group

The goal for this working group is to identify, establish, and disseminate information about standards and practices for the digital reformatting of historical and cultural audio-visual materials by federal agencies. The effort will cover sound recordings, video recordings, motion picture film, and born-digital content. Topic areas include formatting, metadata, and methodology.  

Working Group Goals:

  • Define the categories of content to be digitized
  • Define objectives and specification for the digital masters by category
  • Determine performance measures for digitization and develop methods for validation
  • Recommend methods for digitization

Expected Deliverables:

  • General digitization guidelines for sound recordings
  • Documentation of one or more target formats for the reformatting of video
  • Recommended strategies for certain categories of born-digital video
  • Development of a public web site to communicate the Working Group's activities¬†

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Last Updated: 11/15/2012