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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."

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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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