The Greater Washington DC Chapter holds monthly meetings from September to June at a Metro-accessible location. Chapter meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in records and information management issues.

What: GWDC ARMA Webinar Chapter Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Webinar - RESERVE YOUR SEAT


Contact: Tony Donaldson, Vice-President of Membership at: tony.donaldson@hoganlovells.com


Catered No Food, Soft Drinks and Dessert will be served

Register: Chapter Members $25.00 (Free of Charge)

Register: Non-Members $30.00 (Free of Charge)

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Sponsor: Edge Digital Group

Presententor: Don Williams is the Founder of Image Science Associates

Topic: Preparing for Industrialized ISO Quality Image Digitization

Don Williams has brought his decades of experience in digital imaging and extensive worldwide involvement in the digital archiving community together to found Image Science Associates.

Don worked as a research imaging scientist for Kodak for 25 years until he left the company in 2006. His work there focused on both digital and traditional imaging practices across a number of disciplines that included reconnaissance, microfilm, consumer photography, and professional photography sectors.

His passion lies in the digital image archiving community and in providing resources by which good imaging can be easily practiced and understood. In partnership with his associates, he has frequently taught and provided educational tools on digital imaging. Don has also published extensively on both technical and policy matters as they relate to digital image fidelity and metrology.

He sits on international standards committees and is fully immersed and involved in the digital image archiving community, frequently contributing to the Federal Agencies Digitization Guideline Initiative and sits on the Still Image Working Group advisory board.

Don is the editor for ISO 12233, 2nd edition, Spatial Resolution Measurements, Digital Still Cameras, and has acted as coleader for equivalent performance standards on reflection and film scanners. His influence has extended into the mobile imaging arena where he was the sector leader for resolution measurement for Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) imaging industry initiative.

Don has a bachelor's and a master’s degree in imaging science from Rochester Institute of Technology.


Document digitization is expected to take on a decidedly industrial tone over the next decade, with NARA M-19-21 in place. While volume throughput is important, so too is reliably capturing the information in such records, especially considering that a shredder awaits such records after digitization. The information quality of such digitized content will be evaluated through ISO standardized and objective imaging performance metrics, with an eye towards future repurposing.

As with any volumetric manufacturing process, document digitization too will be subject to quality management protocols. With respect to image quality, the acceptance of digitized Federal Records will be judged by best practices modeled after the Federal Agency Digital Guideline Initiative (FADGI) for still images. These guidelines have been in place for cultural heritage content for the past decade. They have proven useful for verifying image quality requirements for acceptance testing in addition to monitoring performance over a project’s life cycle. The underlying metrics such as resolution, color, white balance, noise, and exposure are all ISO based and are used for objective accuracy and consistency measurements.