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.