DPLAfest 2016 has ended
Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Friday, April 15 • 9:30am - 11:00am
FADGI for Still Imaging: Standards-Compliant Digitization for your Institution

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What makes an image a "good" image? How can image quality be measured in a standards-compliant, repeatable fashion? Digitization is expensive; how can we make sure it is being performed correctly?   Don Williams, Advisory Board Member for the FADGI Still Image Working Group, will provide an overview of the Federal Agency Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) for Still Imaging and the theory behind the metrics used to measure the quality of images created during cultural heritage digitization activities.

Peter Siegel of Digital Transitions Division of Cultural Heritage will demonstrate and discuss imaging solutions for producing Digital Preservation Objects (DPO) with very high FADGI and Metamorfoze scores. Golden Thread FADGI / Metamorfoze compliant targets and DICE analysis software used during cultural heritage imaging activities will be shown including a live demonstration of the analysis of device-level target with and without real objects.

Finally, Jim Studnicki of Creekside Digital will illustrate practical applications of the FADGI guidelines in still imaging projects for cultural heritage institutions, as well as FADGI's impact on project management in digitization efforts. Real-world examples of "preservation-class" (FADGI 3-Star and higher) cultural heritage imaging projects will be discussed and a few "tips and tricks" to achieve FADGI compliance will even be revealed!


Douglas Peterson

Head of R&D, Digital Transitions, Inc.

Jim Studnicki

President, Creekside Digital
Jim Studnicki is the founder and President of Creekside Digital. Since its founding in 2006, Creekside Digital has focused on providing top-quality, standards-compliant digitization of microfilm, books, newspapers, photographs, artwork, and objects using the most advanced technology... Read More →

Don Williams

CEO, Image Science Associates

Friday April 15, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
National Archives and Records Administration: Adams Room Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC