Wellcome Trust hosts JPEG 2000 seminar

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The JPEG 2000 for the Practitioner seminar was hosted by the Wellcome Trust on 16 November, 2010. This was organised by the Wellcome Library, and achieved a sell-out crowd of over 80 people.

The aim of the seminar was to look at specific case studies of JPEG 2000 use, to explain technical issues that have an impact on practical implementation of the format, and explore the context of how and why organisations might choose to use JPEG 2000. The Wellcome Library started investigating JPEG 2000 as a strategy for storing its archival master images in 2009, and has recently started converting its backlog of images into JPEG 2000.

The programme for the event was posted to our JPEG 2000 blog, and further blogs provide edited highlights of the varied and informative talks given on the day. All the presentations are available online, hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition. The twitter stream from the day can be seen by searching the hashtag #jp2k10.

Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw manages digitisation at the Wellcome Library. @Chenshaw. Linkedin

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