Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative

n. (abbr. FADGI) a collaborative effort by federal agencies to articulate common sustainable practices and guidelines for digitized and born-digital historical, archival, and cultural content


Started in 2007 as a collaborative initiative among federal agencies, the acronym’s meaning was updated in 2017 from Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative to the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative. While the initiative’s two working groups continued to study issues specific to digitized content in two major areas, Still Image and Audio-Visual, the name change reflected how their scope had broadened to include selected aspects of born-digital content.