The Wellcome Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition are co-hosting a free one-day conference, Current Trends and Future Directions for Digital Imaging, on 10 November 2014 to be held at the Wellcome Trust. This event is free and open to anyone who registers on the Digital Preservation Coalition’s website.
Robert Buckley, Technical Advisor at the National Archives of the UAE will head up the programme of speakers providing his ‘Contemporary View of Image Formats for Libraries and Archives,’ introducing the issues of validation, compression and preservation key to digital library strategy. The use of the JPEG2000 (.jp2) format will be a specific focus of the day.
There will be two case studies describing the end-to-end architecture for the Wellcome Library and Oxford University digital libraries, followed by presentations on digital library software Goobi, a workflow system, and IIPImage, an image server that can processes JPEG2000 files to web-friendly formats like JPEG on-the-fly.
The afternoon will focus on specific JPEG2000 scenarios and tools, including studies on JPEG2000 format parameters and quality issues around compression, an analysis of the results of a JPEG2000 use survey in the cultural heritage sector, and presentation on the JPEG2000 validation tool jpylyzer. There will also be a presentation from one of the key developers on the the open source JPEG2000 implementation OpenJPEG.
Following the second of two question and answer panel sessions, Simon Tanner, Director of Digital Consulting at King’s College London will wrap up the day by taking ,A Glance at the Future – the Image as Dr Who’s TARDIS,.
Author: Dr Christy Henshaw is Digitisation Programme Manager at the Wellcome Library.