Guidelines: Content Categories & Digitization Objectives: Reformatting
Historical Printed Matter, Documents and Manuscripts, and Pictorial Materials
— Content Categories Overview
Still Image Working Group
Content Categories Overview
T —Textual and illustrated printed matter (books, journals, manuscripts, some maps). Visual-arts elements of limited significance and generally consisting of printed halftones, line art, explanatory tables and drawings, and the like.
PR — Visual/pictorial items (photographs, prints, some drawings and paintings, some maps). Generally greater visual-art significance than category T. Two-dimensional, many with continuous tone images (and occasional halftones). Viewed by reflected light.
PT — Photographic negatives and transparencies. Significant visual-arts elements. Viewed by transmitted light.
AR — Special-purpose images produced by reformatting aerial, medical, and scientific images, architectural and engineering line drawings and blueprints, where the originals are viewed by reflected light.
AT — Special-purpose images produced by reformatting aerial and medical images, where the originals are viewed by transmitted light.
3D — Objects, artifacts, and three-dimensional works of visual art encountered in archives, galleries, and museums (medals and badges, physical evidence from legal archives, some works of art). See also category SPA.
SPA — Specialized imaging of works of art and other objects and artifacts. For future development. To include such examples as two-and three-dimensional works, art in a frame, items with and without gilding, three-dimensional objects in history and science museums, etc.
SPR — Special-purpose imaging for research and analysis (multi- or hyper-spectral, X-ray, other technologies). In libraries and archives with a cultural heritage emphasis, this category pertains to the creation of specialized images for the analysis of the physical properties of item the institutions' collections. This category is also a placeholder for the large and important category of born-digital (i.e., not reformatted) scientific and medical imaging, carried out by a number of federal government agencies. For future development.
Last Updated: 11/07/2016