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Introduction to Imaging [electronic resource]

Howard Besser ; edited by Sally Hubbard with Deborah Lenert
EBook; Book; Online
Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, 2003.
Rev. ed
Getty Publications virtual library
0892367334, 9780892367337
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"The first edition of Introduction to Imaging was published in 1995 and quickly became a standard textbook on the construction of digital image collections. The Visual Resources Association Bulletin praised it for setting forth "important basic principles and technical terms that anyone beginning an imaging project would need to know."" "Significantly expanded and updated, the revised edition of Introduction to Imaging allows curators, librarians, collection managers, scholars, and students to better understand the basic technology and processes involved in building a cohesive set of digital images. It also explores how to link digitized images to the information required to access, preserve, and manage them. Other topics include making data interoperable with other information resources and activities; developing strategies that do not limit or foreclose future options; and ensuring the longevity of digital assets. Book jacket."--Jacket.
  • Part I. Key concepts and terms
  • The digital image defined
  • Standards
  • Metadata
  • Metadata crosswalks and controlled vocabularies
  • The image
  • Image reproduction and color management
  • Bit depth/dynamic range
  • Resolution
  • File formats
  • Networks, system architecture, and storage
  • Part II. Workflow
  • Why digitize?
  • Project planning
  • Collection selection
  • Conservation and access status
  • Legal status
  • Project team and workflow
  • Standards selection
  • Digital asset management
  • User requirements
  • Digital preservation
  • Selecting scanners
  • Image capture
  • Master files
  • Access files
  • Selecting a metadata schema
  • Metadata format
  • Quality control
  • Delivery
  • Security policies and procedures
  • Long-term management and preservation.
1 online resource (vi, 89 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Includes bibliographical references.
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Electronic reproduction. Los Angeles, CA : Getty Publications, 2013. (Getty Publications virtual library)
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