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Recommended Format Specifications (Library of Congress) 

05-17-2021 01:30 PM

Preservation appropriate file formats were identified by Library of Congress subject matter specialists and documented under six broad categories: 1) textual works and musical compositions, 2) still image works, 3) audio works, 4) moving image works, 5) software and electronic gaming and learning, and 6) datasets/databases. "Within each of these broad categories, there are further subdivisions, down to specific recommendations on various aspects of print books, digital photographs, motion picture films, and electronic datasets, for example."

URL for Resource: http://www.loc.gov

Alternate / Free Version URL: http://www.loc.gov

Date of Creation: 2014

Date of Latest Revision: 2017-2018

Institutional Implementation: Library of Congress

Other Notes: This blog post discusses the original recommendations (2014).

Date Resource Added/Modified: March 07, 2018


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