Harvard Library collections include image sequences, a format used primarily in motion picture film scanning, that will be preserved in the Library’s preservation and access repository - the Digital Repository Service (DRS). As a first step towards providing support for this material in the DRS, the Library contracted AVPreserve in late 2015 to assist with the analysis. The goals of the analysis were:

The driving principles of this work were to:

Specifically the analysis was conducted in three areas: formats, metadata and tools. The work is ongoing. The deliverables from this analysis are included on this page.

Format Analysis

Image Sequence Format MatrixThis spreadsheet compares Image Sequence formats according to preservation criteria (shown in the first column). 
The cells are shaded to visually represent the value for the format (green is good, yellow is neutral, red is bad)