Guidelines for the Creation of Digital Collections: Digitization Best Practices for Moving Images

CARLI Digital Collections Users’ Group, Standards Subcommittee

This document sets forth guidelines for digitizing moving image materials for CARLI
Digital Collections. It provides a set of recommendations for technical specifications that
digital objects should adhere to, as well as a discussion of digital video concepts, file
formats, web delivery, and digitization workflow. Examples of video content in
CONTENTdm systems, links to digital video hardware, software, and vendor services, a
sample workflow, and further readings are also provided.

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