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 contentBrylawski et al. 2015, 116The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) published guidelines that recommended the use of broadcast audio extension (BEXT) and list-info chunks, or data segments that comprise WAVE files, to store embedded metadata in files that result from the digitization process (Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group 2012).Ghosh 2015, 15There was discussion on archival standards for digitization; NEDCC follows Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) technical guidelines, methods and practices. The FADGI defines common guidelines, methods and practices for digitizing historical materials; participants understood necessary steps for successful digitization projects.Han and Wan 2018, 53In September 2016, the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) released its latest guidelines for digitization related to raster images: Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Heritage Materials. The de-facto best practices for digitization, these guidelines provide federal agencies guidance and have been used in many cultural heritage institutions. Both the PDF Association and the authors welcomed the recognition of PDF/A as the preferred master file format for digitization of text documents such as unbound documents, bound volumes, and newspapers.
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.