Community as Opportunity Launches a Study on File Formats
by Tomi Ahoranta, CO:OP Project Manager at the National Archives of Finland,
Reko Etelävuori, Format Study Work Coordinator and
Sami Nousiainen, Author of the study
We have been digitizing documents in National Archives of Finland for almost 15 years and our capturing processes have developed a lot during that time. Our processes have developed; the amount of digital images has grown enormously especially during the last couple of years. Concerning digital images we have been using widely used formats to store and share our documents – such as TIFF (preservation) and JPEG (usage).
At the moment our digital images are basically copies from our analog world but after we put them through character recognizing processes they will “born again” and create completely different platform for the same information. After processing we need to know how, what kind and in which format we save our new manifestation since there seems to be no TIFF (standard) available for this kind of data! Challenges in Digitizing Archival World weiterlesen
by Slobodan Mandić
The Historical Archives of Belgrade present a unique Online Digital Thematic Guide of the First World War. A vast digitization project that comprises all sorts of documents – from telegrams, to diaries and photographs.
In the year 2013 a team of archivists from the Historical Archives of Belgrade created the concept and started the realization of a thematic guide through archival material concerning the First World War. The first intention to produce a thematic guide, a scientific finding aid, grew soon into the idea to publish all results from this research in an online digital form, as a thorough and searchable analytic inventory of archival fonds and collections, together with digital copies of a certain number of documents. Lateron, this idea was converted into a separate project, approved and financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. Digital Discoveries of World War I weiterlesen