Assistant to the Director for Technology Initiatives
University of Connecticut
As scholars and researchers demand greater electronic access to cultural heritage and geospatial resources, the need for an efficient open standard that presents digital objects electronically has become critical in making the rich resources of libraries and archives available. JPEG 2000 is such a standard in that it can bundle metadata with images in the same physical file, provide greater efficiency in image compression, support region-of-interest encoding, and store multiple resolutions of the same image in one file. On November 4th and 5th, the University of Connecticut hosted a symposium on the adoption of JPEG 2000 in libraries and archives, inviting policy makers and practitioners, digital imaging specialists and software engineers, image/signal processing scientists and adopters of the standards, and vendors as well as users of products. This session is a brief introduction to the JPEG 2000 standard and a report on the outcomes of the symposium.