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Using JPEG2000 for Enhanced Preservation and Web Access of Digital Archives – A Case Study
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2004.1.1.art00032  Published OnlineJanuary 2004

The JPEG2000 standard (ISO 15444-1) provides the advantages of advanced wavelet compression to digital archives while eliminating the concerns associated with proprietary compression and file formats. JPEG2000 allows archivists to preserve culturally significant digital objects using lossless compression while making the collection more accessible to a wider audience.From a single master JPEG2000 image, one can extract a highly compressed image for transmission and display it in a web browser. The layered file format supports extracting any desired image size or quality. Tiling, Progressive Display, and Client-Side Region of Interest can be combined to provide for effective viewing of archive-quality files over a limited bandwidth. Compliance with an ISO standard and embedded support for multiple types of metadata each help ensure that the archive content outlives the systems that created it.Using Charles Olson's Melville Project at the University of Connecticut as a case study, this paper demonstrates the capabilities of a JPEG2000 Image Server and discusses how the JP2 and JPX files can be used to support multiple types of metadata for such archives.

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James S. Janosky, Rutherford W. Witthus, "Using JPEG2000 for Enhanced Preservation and Web Access of Digital Archives – A Case Studyin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2004,  2004,  pp 145 - 149,

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