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Guides to Quality in Visual Resource Imaging

About the Authors
� 2000 Council on Library and Information Resources

Linda Serenson Colet is the senior manager for collection and exhibition technologies at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. She managed the first direct digital capture application at the museum in collaboration with the Photo Services division and the Department of Photography. Ms. Colet is currently responsible for leading a project team to implement a new collections and exhibitions management system for the museum. Designed to be the information backbone of the institution, it will serve as the central source for research, collection and exhibition transactions, and public access. In all projects, she has established data and image standards to ensure that information can be re-purposed for a multitude of applications (from web projects to high-end book production).

In addition to her work at MoMA, Ms. Colet developed extensive curatorial and registrar experience in her capacity as assistant curator of the Reader's Digest Art Collection. She holds an M.A. in Art History and has presented and published on managing digital imaging projects.

Donald P. D'Amato is a senior principal scientist in the Center for Information Systems of Mitretek Systems, Inc. in McLean, Virginia. His activities include the specification and analysis of systems involving digital image processing, optical character recognition, color management, biometrics technologies, and electronic document standards. Some of his recent work in imaging has been used by the U.S. Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Postal Service, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Internal Revenue Service, and Patent and Trademark Office.

He has held previous positions at The MITRE Corporation, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Scan Optics, Inc., and the University of Connecticut. Mr. D'Amato received Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in nuclear physics from Ohio State University and a B.A. in physics from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Franziska Frey is a research scientist at the Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology. For the past ten years, she has worked on various research projects in the application of imaging methods for photographic collections. Most recently, she has been working on an NEH-funded project, Digital Imaging for Photographic Collections: Foundations for Technical Standards. She is also developing solutions for image production and quality control for digital image databases and is consulting for various museums and government agencies.

Ms. Frey holds a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (Concentration: Imaging Science) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. She has taught, lectured, and published widely on various aspects of electronic imaging and its applications for photographic collections and on digital archiving.

Don Williams is a senior research engineer in the Image Science Division of Eastman Kodak Co. and has worked in the area of digital image capture, image processing and imaging performance metrics for the past 20 years. He holds his master's degree in Imaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and is a frequent advisor on image capture quality for the library and museum communities. He is an active participant in digital imaging standards committees, currently co-leads the ISO 16067: Spatial Resolution Measurement: Scanners for Reflective Media.