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Title:So many standards, so little time: A history and analysis of four digital video standards
Author(s):Jones, Jimi
Director of Research:McDonough, Jerome
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):McDonough, Jerome
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Kendall, Lori; Darch, Peter; Besser, Howard
Department / Program:Information Sciences
Discipline:Library & Information Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Video preservation
Video digitization
JPEG 2000
Abstract:This dissertation focuses on standards for digital video - the social aspects of their design and the sociotechnical forces that drive their development and adoption. This work is a history and analysis of how the MXF, JPEG 2000, FFV1 and Matroska standards have been adopted and/or adapted by libraries and archives of different sizes. Well-funded institutions often have the resources to develop tailor-made specifications for the digitization of their analog video objects. Digital video standards and specifications of this kind are often derived from the needs of the cinema production and television broadcast realms in the United States and may be unsuitable for smaller memory institutions that are resource-poor and/or lack staff with the knowledge to implement these technologies. This research seeks to provide insight into how moving image preservation professionals work with - and sometimes against - broadcast and film production industries in order to produce and/or implement standards governing video formats and encodings. This dissertation describes the transition of four digital video standards from niches to widespread use in libraries and archives. It also examines the effects these standards produce on cultural heritage video preservation by interviewing people who implement the standards as well as people who develop them.
Issue Date:2019-06-28
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Jimi Jones
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-11-26
Date Deposited:2019-08

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