Saxby, Graham. The Science of Imaging: An Introduction. Institute of Physics Publishing: Bristol and Philadelphia, 2002. 260 pp; second edition published by Taylor and Francis (2011)
Includes "Major revisions in the areas of digital imaging and modern technology."

Spurgin, Kristina M. "'Three backups is a Minimum': A First Look at Norms and Practices in the Digital Photo Collections of Serious Photographers." In: I Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era. Chistopher A. Lee, editor. Chiacgo: Society of American Archivists, 2011.
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Terras, Melisaa M. Digital Images for the Information Professional. Hamphsire, England and Burlington, Vermont, USA: Ashgate Publishing, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-7546-4860-4.
"In the past decade, the way image based media is created, disseminated, and shared has changed exponentially, as digital imaging technology has replaced traditional film based media. Digital images have become the pervasive photographic medium of choice for the general public. Most libraries, archives, museums, and galleries have undertaken some type of digitisation program: converting their holdings into two dimensional digital images which are available for the general user via the Internet. This raises issues for those aiming to facilitate the creation and preservation of digital images whilst supplying and improving user access to image based material."
Digital Images for the Information Professional provides an overview of the place of images in the changing information environment, and the use, function, and appropriation of digital images in both institutional and personal settings. Covering the history, technical underpinnings, sustainability, application, and management of digital images, the text is an accessible guide to both established and developing imaging technologies, providing those within the information sector with essential background knowledge of this increasingly ubiquitous medium."

Warda, Jeffrey (editor), Franziska Frey, Dawn Heller, Dan Kushel, Timothy Vitale, and Gawain Weaver. AIC Guide to Digital Photography and Conservation Documentation (second edition). Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 2011.

"At more than double the size of the first edition, this greatly expanded second edition includes major additions to the text and is fully illustrated with over 120 color figures. Complete updates to the text have been added throughout, including recommendations on the use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and a greatly expanded chapter on storage and backup of electronic records. Chapter 6 on Photographic Techniques for Conservation, has also been expanded—principally in regard to Infrared and Ultraviolet Photography. This new edition also includes nearly 40 pages of detailed screenshot instructions in the Appendix that fully illustrate sample photography workflows in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Finally, this second edition has a wraparound internal spiral binding, allowing the book to lay flat—a request made by many readers of the first edition."


Journal of Digital Media Management (first published 2012) is "The official journal of the Henry Stewart DAM conference series . . . peer-reviewed, professional journal for all those involved in the capture, storage and effective application of digital media assets."

Conference Proceedings

International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Fulfillment Las Vegas, Nevada; March 3, 2007ISBN: 0-89208-269-0.
Includes: Key Issues in the Creation, Delivery, and Preservation of Born Digital Images by Jessica Bushey.


Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories by Gabriela Redwine, Megan Barnard, Kate Donovan, Erika Farr, Michael Forstrom, Will Hansen, Jeremy Leighton John, Nancy Kuhl, Seth Shaw, and Susan Thomas. Washington, D. C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2013.

Offers "recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of born-digital materials transferred from donors to archival repositories. The main body of the report surveys the primary issues and concerns related to born-digital acquisitions and is intended for a broad audience with varying levels of interest and expertise, including donors, dealers, and repository staff."


IS&T Archiving conference proceedings from annual IS&T "Archiving" conference

Encyclopedia Entries

"Digital Archiving" by Lukas Rosenthaler in The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (Fourth Edition), Michael R. Peres, editor-in-chief. Focal Press: Burlington, Massachusetts, 2007, 359-364.

"Digital Camera Raw" by Greg Barnett in The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (Fourth Edition), Michael R. Peres, editor-in-chief. Focal Press: Burlington, Massachusetts, 2007, 401-403.

"Metadata and Digital Photography" by Simon Margulies in The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (Fourth Edition), Michael R. Peres, editor-in-chief. Focal Press: Burlington, Massachusetts, 2007, 411-417. Online version: JRank Articles


Bennett, Michael J. and Wheeler, F. Barry, "Raw as Archival Still Image Format: A Consideration" (2010). UConn Libraries Published Works. Paper 23.

Research Libraries Group. "Automatic Exposure: Capturing Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images." Mountain View, California: Research Libraries Group, 2004.

Theses and Dissertations

Bushey, Jessica E. “Born Digital Images as Reliable and Authentic Records.” Master’s thesis, University of British Columbia, 2005.

Journal Articles

Keogh, Brian and Mark Wolfe. "Moving the Archivist Closer to the Creator: Implementing Integrated Archival Policies for Born Digital Photography at Colleges and Universities." Journal of Archival Organization Routledge 10:1 (Taylor & Francis published online on 29 May 2012),

"He Shoots, He Stores: New Photographic Practice in the Digital Age," in section entitled "Reflections on InterPARES," Archivaria 65 (Spring 2008): 125-149. This issue of Archivaria is devoted to "Archives and Photography." Abstract: