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Organization of Information for Digital Objects

Arms, William, Christophe Blanchi, and Edward Overly. 1997. An Architecture for Information in Digital Libraries. D-Lib Magazine (February). Available at

Lagoze, Carl, Clifford A. Lynch, and Ron Daniel Jr. 1996. The Warwick Framework: A Container Architecture for Aggregating Sets of Metadata. Available at

Payette, Sandra, Christophe Blanchi, Carl Lagoze, and Edward Overly. 1999. Interoperability for Digital Objects and Repositories: The Cornell/CNRI Experiments. D-Lib Magazine (May). Available at


Bearman, David. 1999. NISO/CLIR/RLG Technical Metadata for Images Workshop, April 18-19, 1999. Available at /imagerpt.html.

Gartner, Richard. 1997. SGML as Metadata: Theory and Practice in the Digital Library (session abstract). Available at

Kerr, Nigel. 1997. Personal Collections and Cross-Collection Technical White Paper. Available at

Morgenstern, Matthew. 1997. A Framework for Extensible Metadata Registries. From Metadata Registries Workshop, University of California at Berkeley, July 1997. Available at

Perkins, Alan. 1997. Information Warehousing: A Strategic Approach to Data Warehouse Development. Visible Systems Corporation White Paper Series. Available at

Structural Metadata Dictionary for Library of Congress Repository Digital Objects:

  • Data Attributes:
  • Structural Metadata List:
  • Data Definitions:
  • Examples of using this model:
    • for a photo collection: repository/photo-samp.html.
    • for a collection of scanned page images:
    • for a collection of scanned page images and SGML-encoded, machine-readable text:

World Wide Web Working Group, Cornell University Library. 1996. Metadata Working Group Report to Senior Management. Available at See also Distillation of the Working Group Recommendations, Appendix 1 in Report of the November 11, 1996, Professional Staff Meeting on the Cornell Digital Library. Cornell University Library, November 1996. Available at

Scanning And Image Capture

Besser, Howard. 1996.Procedures and Practices for Scanning. Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). Available at

Besser, Howard, and Jennifer Trant. 1995.Introduction to Imaging: Issues in Constructing an Image Database. J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Art History Information Project. Available at

Ester, Michael. 1996. Digital Image Collections: Issues and Practice. Washington, D.C.: Commission on Preservation and Access.

Fleischhauer, Carl. 1998 (July 13).”Digital Formats for Content Reproductions.” National Digital Library Program, Library of Congress. Available at

Fleischhauer, Carl. 1996.Digital Historical Collections: Types, Elements, and Construction. Washington, D.C.: National Digital Library Program, Library of Congress. Available at

Seaman, David. Image Scanning: A Basic Helpsheet. Electronic Text Center, Alderman Library, University of Virginia. Available at

International Color Consortium:

International Organization for Standardization. 1998.Graphic TechnologyPrepress Digital Data ExchangeTag Image File Format for Image Technology (TIFF/IT). Technical Committee 130, ISO/FDIS 12639. Geneva: International Organization for Standardization.

Kenney, Anne R. 1996. Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Library.

Phelps, Thomas A., and Robert Wilensky. 1996. Toward Active, Extensible, Networked Documents: Multivalent Architecture and Applications. In Proceedings of the First ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries, 100-8. Bethesda, Md., March 20-23, 1996.

Picture Elements, Inc. 1995. Guidelines for Electronic Preservation of Visual Materials, revisions 1.1, 2. Report to the Library of Congress, Preservation Directorate, March.

Poynton’s Color FAQ:

Puglia, Steven, and Barry Roginski. 1998. NARA Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials for Electronic Access. College Park, Md.: National Archives and Records Administration. Available at

Reilly, James M., and Franziska S. Frey. 1996. Recommendations for the Evaluation of Digital Images Produced from Photographic, Microphotographic, and Various Paper Formats. Report to the Library of Congress, National Digital Library Project, by the Image Permanence Institute, May. Available at

Technical Recommendation for Digital Imaging Projects. 1997 (April 2). Image Quality Working Group of ArchivesCom, a joint Libraries/AcIS Committee. Available at

“Text Scanning: A Basic Helpsheet.” Electronic Text Center, Alderman Library, University of Virginia. Available at


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