Thursday, June 26, 2008

Press release: BCR's CDP Releases Digital Imaging Best Practices, Version 2.0

This is from the DigiStates email list.

BCR's CDP Releases Digital Imaging Best Practices, Version 2.0

AURORA, CO, June 25, 2008 - BCR's CDP has released the updated Digital Imaging Best Practices, Version 2.0, featuring new sections on digital cameras, digital preservation and more. The revised Digital Imaging Best Practices document is based on the Western States Digital Imaging Best Practices Guide published in 2003, developed by experts and practitioners in the field.

Brenda Bailey-Hainer, BCR president and CEO, says, "one of the biggest joys of working in a collaborative environment is seeing the great achievements - like this document - that collective efforts bring about. The biggest reward for this particular endeavor will be the rich digital content that will result from the many librarians, archivists and museum professionals who will use BCR's CDP Digital Imaging Best Practices as a guide to their work."

The Digital Imaging Best Practices Working Group took leadership for the revision, spending time researching new and updated standards, examining new technologies and evaluating new workflow options. The working group drew on the expertise of its members and digitization colleagues to address the many changes informing image digitization during the last five years.

Sarah Goodwin Thiel, digital services librarian, University of Kansas, served as the working group chair. She notes, "While continuing to address the needs of a particular audience, beginning practitioners and those from institutions with limited resources and/or expertise, Version 2.0 is developed to assist practitioners from the cultural heritage section to navigate the quickly evolving world of image digitization and to efficiently increase and improve access to digital scholarship."

To view the entire document, please see:

About BCR's CDP,

BCR's CDP enables access to cultural, historical and scientific heritage collections of the West by building collaboration between archives, historical societies, libraries and museums. The key to its success is collaboration. BCR's CDP provides assistance to the cultural heritage community through best practice guidelines, workshops and digitization grant funding. BCR's CDP also delivers access to thousands of digital photographs, text and sound files documenting the history, culture and science of the West through Heritage West.

About BCR

BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their knowledge, reach and power. They offer a broad range of solutions and their hands-on, personal attention to each member enables them to deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation's oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935, the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach new customers, increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For more information, visit or email

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