Digital Media Guidelines and Resources

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Digital Media Guidelines and Resources


This guide is a supplement to the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Career Documentation Guide, providing guidelines and additional resources for managing digital assets. Topics covered include:

  • Digital Preservation
  • File formats and file types
  • File naming conventions
  • Metadata and tagging
  • Controlled vocabulary
  • Storage
  • Digitization process


Digital Media Guidelines and Resources


Joan Mitchell Foundation




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Creating a Living Legacy

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In a general sense, managing digital assets can be as simple as implementing a system for naming and structuring folders and files using conventions that make sense for you. A key concept of managing digital assets is findability: if you can’t find a file it is of no use to you.”