Category: FADGI

FADGI Report on Software Accessibility for Open-Source Digital Preservation Applications

The Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) AudioVisual Working Group partnered with a consultant and accessibility firm on a project to enhance accessibility in open-source desktop applications for the digital preservation community. This blog post provides information on the applications tested, the issues found, and the technical guidelines and community recommendations to come out of this research.

Embracing FFV1 in Matroska Container as a “Preferred Format” in the RFS

The digital preservation landscape is ever-evolving, and the Library of Congress has recently made a significant update to its Recommended Formats Statement (RFS), to upgrade FFV1 (version 3) in Matroska (.mkv) container from an “Acceptable Format” to one of five “Preferred Formats” for the preservation and long-term access of video materials, reflecting its ongoing commitment to staying at the forefront of audiovisual preservation.

New FADGI Project: Researching Accessibility in Open-Source Digital Preservation Applications

This is a guest post from Chris Lacinak, Founder and CEO of AVP, and Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in Digital Collections Management and Services at the Library of Congress. Recognizing the importance of meeting the Library of Congress’s goals and mission related to accessibility, the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) has embarked on …

Getting the Band Back Together: Recap of FADGI Audiovisual Working Group Meeting

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in Digital Collections Management and Services and Charles Hosale at American Folklife Center, both from the Library of Congress. I have said more than once that ‘FADGI’, pronounced ‘fah-gee’ and short for the Federal Agencies Digital  Guidelines Initiative, is a terrible acronym (Charles quips “Hey, …

3rd Edition of FADGI Still Image Digitization Guidelines Finalized

Today’s guest post is from Hana Beckerle, a Digital Imaging Specialist in the Digitization Services Section at the Library of Congress. The Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Still Image Working Group has finalized the Third Edition of its influential Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials. The Working Group published a draft version of the …

FADGI’s embARC Now Supports FFV1!

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in Digital Collections Management and Services at the Library of Congress and Bertram Lyons, Partner at AVP. FADGI (Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative) is pleased to announce a new release of its free open source application embARC with support for FFV1 encoding. embARC, short for […]

Collaborations with Embedded Audio Metadata: Reusing Cue Chunk Data for IIIF Web Annotations

Collaborative editing and preservation capabilities enabled by an emerging open source workflow and updated preservation guidelines? More on a pilot of annotation approaches with AudioAnnotate Audiovisual Extensible Workflow, FADGI and BWF MetaEdit, and American Folklife Center collections in this post.

FADGI is a Finalist for the Digital Preservation Coalition 20th Anniversary Award

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Tom Rieger and Hana Beckerle, leaders of the FADGI working groups at the Library of Congress. The Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) is thrilled to announce that it is a finalist for the prestigious Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) 20th Anniversary Award! The DPC 20th Anniversary Award celebrates a […]

Return to the Fascinating World of File Formats!

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Marcus Nappier, and Liz Holdzkom of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division at the Library of Congress. Calling all file formats nerds…and nerds who aren’t file formats nerds…yet! The wait for more file formats news is over. We have some cool updates to share about new additions […]

FADGI Publishes Revision to Influential Still Image Digitization Guidelines

Today’s guest post is from Hana Beckerle, a 2021/22 Librarian-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. The Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Still Image Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of the 3rd edition of the Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials. The newly-revised Guidelines are in draft form and are open for […]