Category: formats

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.

Recommended Formats Statement: Updates for 2022-2023

Today’s guest post is from Liz Holdzkom, Marcus Nappier and Kate Murray of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division and Ted Westervelt, Chief, US/Anglo Division at the Library of Congress. Introduction As the Library of Congress expands its digital collecting activities, the Recommended Formats Statement (RFS) supports a structured methodology to assess the viability […]

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 […]

New from FADGI: Mapping FFV1 into MXF

Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division at the Library of Congress. The Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) AudioVisual working group is pleased to announce new resources to support diverse digital preservation workflows using the open source FFV1 video encoding. FADGI, through its […]

An Introduction to Born Digital Collections at the Manuscript Division, or How to Cross the Equator

The following guest post by Josh Levy, Historian of Science and Technology in the Library’s Manuscript Division, is part two of a series. You can find Part 1 of the series, “Doing History with Born Digital Files: the Rhoda Métraux and Edward Lorenz Papers,” posted on The Signal. Archives can’t just collect physical objects anymore. […]

Fun with 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. Are you a file format fan? If you’re curious how to pronounce the still image format HEIF (spoiler alert: it rhymes with “beef”) or the difference between PDF/A-3 and PDF/A-4, […]

FADGI’s embARC: Extending embedded metadata support and validation for DPX and MXF files

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 and Managing Director for Software at AVP. Note: This is the last in a series of updates from the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Audio-Visual working group. See That’s […]

Reading the (Same) Signals: Using FADGI’s ADCTest for Quality Control in Outsourced Audio Digitization

This is the second in a series of updates from the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Audio-Visual working group. See That’s Our Cue! Updates for the FADGI Embedded Metadata Guidelines and BWF MetaEdit for the Cue Chunk in Broadcast Wave Files for the first installment. This post is co-authored by Kate Murray, Digital Projects […]