Schlagwort-Archive: Etelävuori

Challenges in Digitizing Archival World

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

Reko Etelävuori

Reko Etelävuori. © Reko Etelävuori
Reko Etelävuori. © Reko Etelävuori

Reko Etelävuori, Senior Research Officer – digitization, has been studying Graphic techniques in Helsinki City College and information management in University of Turku.

He has worked in National Archives of Finland in different roles for almost 15 years. In years 2009 and 2010 he acted as a Project Manager for two large scale digitizing projects where almost 10 million documents was scanned.

He has been working a long time with digital images, scanners and cameras, digital workflows and processes, digital preservation, presenting digital images and data storages. He spent the winter 2015 in warm Australia, as he was visiting the National Archives of Australia.

Learn more about Reko in LinkedIn.