The FADGI webinar series returns! Join us for an overview and deep dive of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) with Don Williams and Jim Studnicki. In this five part series, we'll begin with Don Williams giving an overview of the FADGI guidelines, their purpose, and his work with the Still Image Working Group, and Jim Studnicki discussing the high-level implications of applying FADGI to cultural heritage digitization projects. Concepts including the FADGI metrics and Star Tiers are introduced, as are the targets and software used to measure technical image quality.

Register for one, two, or all five webinars in the series.

February 8: Introduction to FADGI for Still Image Digitization
February 22: FADGI Metrics for Still Images, Part 1
March 8: FADGI Metrics for Still Images, Part 2
March 22: FADGI Metrics for Still Images, Part 3
April 5: What's Next for FADGI and Still Imaging Digitization?

About the Instructors

Don Williams, President, Image Science Associate

Don Williams has worked as a research imaging scientist at Eastman Kodak in digital imaging since its infancy over 35 years ago. His efforts in the field have concentrated on metrology, image fidelity, quality control, and imaging performance standardization issues especially as they relate to practical workflow adoption. He sits on international standards committees and is fully immersed and involved in the digital image archiving community, frequently contributing to the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative and sits on the Still Image Working Group advisory board. Don has a Bachelor's and a Master’s degree in Imaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jim Studnicki, founder and President, Creekside Digital

Jim Studnicki is the founder and President of Creekside Digital. Since its founding in 2006, Creekside Digital has focused on providing top-quality, standards-compliant digitization of microfilm, books, newspapers, photographs, artwork, and objects using the most advanced technology available, as well as the development of related software applications for cultural heritage institutions. For the past six years, Creekside Digital has been one of the primary vendors Lyrasis has engaged to provide still imaging services for the Lyrasis Digitization Collaborative. Prior to founding Creekside Digital, Jim worked in the enterprise software industry for over a decade in various capacities—as a developer, implementation consultant, and finally in a technical presales role. He is an open source and open access advocate and holds an M.S. in Information Systems from the University of South Florida in Tampa.