The December 19 DCHDC Meetup

We're pleased to announce our speakers for the Thursday December 19 DCHDC Meetup.

Carl Fleischhauer, Digital Initiatives Project Manager, Library of Congress will talk about Format Sustainability:

Format Sustainability is the subject of a Web site assembled by the Library of Congress.  The site presents information about 317 formats and subformats, ranging from still images to audio to geospatial.  Two features are of interest: an exploration of the relationships between formats and the identification of the factors that relate to sustainability. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/index.shtml

Kate Murray, Audio-Visual Specialist, Library of Congress will talk about FADGI:

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) group is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices for digitizing historical content and creating new born digital content.  As part of this, two working groups are studying issues specific to two major areas, Still Image and Audio Visual. This talk will give an overview of the FADGI group and provide updates on current projects and resources. http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/

Digital Cultural Heritage DC meets on the third Thursday of every month. If you're interested in acquiring, preserving, stewarding, providing access to, exhibiting and interpreting digital cultural heritage, join us to meet like-minded folks, hear what people are doing in this space, and learn about some awesome projects and technologies in the field. For updates, join our meetup group here.

Please note that the Bier Baron is a bar, and 21 and over.

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  • Anne B.

    Hello. Iam an artist and independent historian, and need help in finding material that will show me what these areas looked like in the years from 1830 through 1865:
    -Rockville Pike
    -the Canal area
    -Railroads
    -Sites along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers
    -DC as a city

    If this work falls within the purview of this group, that would be great. Perhaps someone can direct me so that I can avoid The Big Search.

    If this work is not something your group would address, could you point me in the right direction. I'd appreciate this. Thank You, Anne Bouie.

    December 15, 2013

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