Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials.
Creation of Raster Image Files.
September 2016.


The Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials: Creation of Raster Image Files represents shared best practices followed by agencies participating in the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Still Image Working Group for digitization of cultural heritage materials. This group is involved in a cooperative effort to develop common digitization guidelines for still image materials (such as textual content, maps, and photographic prints and negatives) found in cultural heritage institutions.

These Guidelines are intended to be used in conjunction with the DICE (Digital Imaging Conformance Environment) targets and software developed by the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative and the Library of Congress. Together, these Guidelines and the DICE testing and monitoring system provide the foundation for a FADGI compliant digitization program.

This revision also recognizes and is compatible with the Metamorfoze guidelines, released in January 2012, and is consistent with ISO standards currently under development.

FAGDI - Still Image Guidelines (2016).pdf