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Advanced Digital Image Archival System Using MPEG Technologies


Wo L. Chang


Digital information and records are vital to the human race regardless of the nationalities and eras in which they were produced. Digital image contents are produced at a rapid pace from cultural heritages via digitalization, scientific and experimental data via high speed imaging sensors, national defense satellite images from governments, medical and healthcare imaging records from hospitals, personal collection of photos from digital cameras. With these mass amounts of precious and irreplaceable data and knowledge, what standards technologies can be applied to preserve and yet provide an interoperable framework for accessing the data across varieties of systems and devices? This paper presents an advanced digital image archival system by applying the international standard of MPEG technologies to preserve digital image content.
Proceedings Title
Society of Photograpic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Conference Dates
August 3-6, 2009
Conference Location
San Diego, CA


Digital data preservation, archival, imaging, metadata, interoperability, MPEG-4, MPEG-7, MPEG-A, MAF


Chang, W. (1970), Advanced Digital Image Archival System Using MPEG Technologies, Society of Photograpic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), San Diego, CA (Accessed June 24, 2024)


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Created May 7, 2017, Updated February 19, 2017