Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

You are hereICHIM / Digital Fidelity in an Age of Immaculate and Pernicious Reproduction

Digital Fidelity in an Age of Immaculate and Pernicious Reproduction


TitleDigital Fidelity in an Age of Immaculate and Pernicious Reproduction
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsDietz, S.
Secondary TitleHands On: Hypermedia & Interactivity in Museums: Selected Papers from the Third International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums: Volume 2 (ICHIM 95 / MCN 95)
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedSan Diego, California
EditorBearman, D.
Keywordscollections, digital fidelity, digitization, reproduction, works of art
Abstract

Just because politicians lie doesn't mean it's not important to vote. Digital fidelity may be an impossible ideal but that doesn't mean there aren't better principles than others by which to fail. Taking NMAA's experience digitizing over 4,000 images from its collection and re-presenting them in print, on disc and in the ether, the author propeses some guidelines for better failures in the future.