Helpful Resources for digitization from Cecelia Peterson of the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Smithsonian Institution:
- Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI). In addition to the standards, be sure to check out the glossary (a lifesaver) and the Project Planning paper.
- The Library of Congress Technical Standards for Digital Conversion Of Text and Graphic Materials.
- National Archives Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials for Electronic Access. Both the LoC and NARA technical guidelines are precursors to the FADGI standards, but they still offer very useful information.
- Scanning Specifications for the National Agricultural Library. The NAL based their guidelines on the FADGI standards; this page is a great way to see them distilled.
- Ten Tips for Maintaining Digital Image Quality, by Peter D. Burns and Don Williams, Eastman Kodak Company.
- Common Imaging Problems, by Steven Puglia, Jeffrey A. Reed, Erin Rhodes,National Archives and Records Administration
- Digitization: Five Minutes of Tips, Hints, and Clues, by Marcia Segal, Processing Archivist, American Folklife Center.
- The Signal, the Library of Congress’ Digital Preservation Blog.