The Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging Guidelines version 1.0 is published earlier this year. The guidelines are input oriented and relate exclusively to the image quality of the first file. All the desired output (derivatives) intended for print and/or the Internet can be made from this first file. In these guidelines this first file is referred to as the Preservation Master. The guidelines are intended for the digitalization of two-dimensional materials such as manuscripts, archives, books, newspapers and magazines. They may also be applied for digitalizing photographs, paintings and technical drawings.These guidelines should be considered the image quality standard of Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging. This means that the guidelines apply to all the projects that are subsidized by Bureau Metamorfoze. The preservation masters provided in this context must be of such a quality and measurable relationship to the original, that they can in fact replace it. This means that all the information visible in the original must also be visible in the preservation master; the information transfer must be complete since the original is threatened by autonomous decay and will no longer be used once it has been digitalized.
Hans van Dormolen, "Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging Guidelines, version 1.0" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2012, 2012, pp 186 - 189, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2012.9.1.art00041