Jones to present at digital preservation conference

Jimi Jones
Jimi Jones

Doctoral candidate Jimi Jones will discuss his dissertation research at the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Digital Preservation 2018, which will be held October 17-18 in Las Vegas. NDSA is a consortium of more than 220 organizations committed to the long-term preservation and stewardship of digital information and cultural heritage, for the benefit of present and future generations.

Jones will present "So Many Standards, So Little Time," during the "Standards & Frameworks" session on October 18.

"My dissertation work is a qualitative analysis of the sociotechnical factors that underpin two examples of video digitization standards development: how they are developed by large, well-funded institutions/associations and how they are developed 'bottom up' by the open-source realm," Jones said.

His research focuses on standards for moving image digitization—the social aspects of their design, the technical choices that drive their development, and the decision-making processes of large and small cultural heritage repositories when picking an encoding/container combination for digitizing legacy video materials. He was a founding member of the NDSA when he worked at the Library of Congress from 2010-2012. Jones received his BA in film production and cinema studies from the University of Utah and his MS/LIS from Illinois. 

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