ERIC Number: ED414934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
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Digital Image Quality: From Conversion to Presentation and Beyond.
Kenney, Anne R.
This paper advocates a strategy of "full informational capture" to ensure that digital objects rich enough to be useful over time are created in the most cost-effective manner. Digital benchmarking is a systematic procedure to forecast a likely outcome. The benchmarking approach can be applied across the full continuum of the digitization chain, from conversion to storage to access to presentation. It offers a means to evaluate choices for how best to balance quality, costs, timeliness, user requirements, and technological capabilities in the conversion, delivery, and maintenance of digital resources. This paper discusses how benchmarking works, including objective and subjective evaluation; determining scanning resolution requirements for replacement purposes; conversion benchmarking beyond text; benchmarking display requirements; the physical limitations of computer monitors; and how benchmarking for display works. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Benchmarking, Cost Effectiveness, Design Requirements, Evaluation Methods, Information Dissemination, Information Storage, Information Technology, Quality Control
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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