The mission of the Digital Archives Project of Chinese Antiquities (DAPCA) is assigned to complete the digitization of entire collections at the National Palace Museum (NPM). Images digitization is one of three main complicated tasks within this project. Since the technique of digital photography has been widely applied in images digitization, DAPCA built the first imaging system in September 2003 and the second one was delivered by October 2004.This case intends to introduce the strategies of images digitization applying on antiquities and the experience of imaging systems' evaluation. First, the introduction of DAPCA is delivered. The development of imaging systems is also included. Second, this paper describes the workflow of imaging systems. In addition, the limitations of the systems are also posted as reference. Finally, several issues of system operations and future plans of this project are mentioned. These issues are related to image quality control, uses of digital images and the master file format.
C. Alan Cheung, Mei-li Yang, "The Experience of Images Digitization at the National Palace Museum: The Digital Archives Project of Chinese Antiquities" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2005, 2005, pp 143 - 147, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2005.2.1.art00031