This primer introduces the technology of digital imaging and outlines many of the challenges faced when creating digital image collections. The revised edition of Introduction to Imaging expands on such fundamental issues as the different varieties and uses of metadata, the utilization of controlled vocabularies, and digital preservation. The book also recommends strategies such as implementing open standards to smoothly integrate image collections and their documentation with other information resources, and guarding against collections being made obsolete by future technological developments. This book is an essential tool for curators, librarians, collection managers, administrators, scholars, and students and anyone whose professional work involves the use of this technology. Also included are a glossary, a bibliography, and a listing of online resources.
Howard Besser, an internationally known authority on digital imaging and digital libraries, is program director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Sally Hubbard and Deborah Lenert are digital projects manager and digital projects specialist, respectively, in the Getty Standards and Digital Resource Management Program.
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Series: Introduction To