Electronic Digital Imaging Standards for Archiving Records
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP FALLS CHURCH VA
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To improve access, distribution, and interoperability, Federal agencies are converting large numbers of documents from paper to electronic digital images. Increased accessibility to the most current data drives the move away from paper records whenever possible. Among Federal agencies there is increasing interest in receiving National Archives and Records Administration NARA guidance identifying acceptable Digital image formats for long term preservation. In June 1998, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence OASDC3I awarded a Task Order Imaging Standard Policy Support, GS-35F-4863GGA22 to Lockheed Martin to continue its study of digital imaging standards for archiving records. Under this Task Order the Lockheed Martin team has gathered information from the literature, interviews, and consensus gathering sessions, with a focus on three specific categories of documents that have traditionally been transferred to NARA for long-term preservation personnel records manuals, standards, directive type material and documents scheduled for declassification or redact items. This report documents the current status of the three study focus areas, and provides information about digital image format options, along with associated cost and migration strategies.
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