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Volume: 7 | Article ID: art00024
Imaging, Cataloging & Publishing the World's Vital Records
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2010.7.1.art00024  Published OnlineJanuary 2010

FamilySearch is all about preserving and publishing the world's vital records. The purpose of this paper is to describe the processes, tools and standards used by FamilySearch to capture, catalog and publish to the web hundreds of millions of images. There are five steps used by FamilySearch in publishing images; 1) identifying and gathering collection data, 2) creating and finalizing projects, 3) field capture, 4) audit and evaluation, 5) publishing, preserving and donating collections.dCam-X is a tool created by FamilySearch that takes complex digital concepts and simplifies them down so that non-technical people can create publishable quality records. Managing projects, evaluating metadata, calibrating the system, taking pictures, evaluating content and shipping finished product for processing and preservation are steps greatly simplified by dCam-X. FamilySearch has implemented processes, tools and standards to ensure that the world's collections of vital records are published as accurately and as rapidly as possible.

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Paul D. Abbott, "Imaging, Cataloging & Publishing the World's Vital Recordsin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2010,  2010,  pp 129 - 133,

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