For the last decade, commercial stock houses, libraries, museums, and universities have been experimenting with converting their photo and art archives into digital form. In the past few years, the number of archives and businesses that digitize content has increased exponentially. With recent improvements in scanning and storage technologies, both commercial and academic archives are finding they can cost-effectively capture and store enough image information in digital form for a wide range of uses. However, there are many technical aspects to digital imaging that present libraries and archives with very difficult and complex choices. There are as yet few codified technical standards for image capture, display, and output, all of which affect the image quality, the cost, and ultimately, the success or failure of the entire undertaking.
Franziska S. Frey, Sabine Süsstrunk, "Color Issues to Consider in Pictorial Image Data Bases" in Proc. IS&T 5th Color and Imaging Conf., 1997, pp 112 - 115, https://doi.org/10.2352/CIC.1997.5.1.art00022