Digitizing the Still & Moving Image Collection

Digitizing the Still & Moving Image Collection

The Museum plans to continue digitization of its still and moving image collection containing photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, slides, and film. For almost a decade, one of the top priorities of the Library & Archives has been the digitization of this massive collection. To date, Museum volunteers and staff have digitized just over 165,000 images which can be viewed via the Museum’s Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/

In addition to photos, the Archive’s team has digitized over 900 of rare films and videos which will be made available to the public here: http://www.youtube.com/user/sdasmarchives

We have also begun the process of digitizing and putting online many of our rare books, including important publications from Consolidated/Convair Aircraft and Ryan Aeronautical, San Diego’s two most important Aerospace companies.  These books are searchable and can be found here: http://www.archive.org/details/sandiegoairspacemuseum

In order to keep up to date with the best current digitization practices and standards, the Museum recently wrote a Digitization Preservation Policy which can be viewed here.

The Museum has developed workflows for our digitization projects.  These workflows are illustrated here.

Our Summary of SDASM Image Quality Standards by Material Type can be seen here.

To learn more about how you can help in this preservation effort or to order hi resolution copies of our digitized material, contact the Library & Archives staff.


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