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Multiscale image presentation in a digital archive
Author(s): Nikolay S. Merzlyakov; Lev I. Rubanov; Viktor N. Karnaukhov
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes a strategy we use to translate an existing conventional archive into a digital form. The method is directed to large archives comprising documents with essential graphic constituent (handwritten texts, photographs, drawings, etc.) that result in images. Our technology of image digitization, storage and presentation in multiple resolutions is specifically discussed. Main structural components of the digital archive are relational database and image bank, physically separated but logically linked together. The components make up three-level distributed structure consisting of primary archive, its regional replicas, and various secondary archives (among them subsets presented in the Web and CD/DVD-ROM collections). Only authorized user is allowed to access two upper levels, and the bottom level is open for free public access. A secondary archive is created and updated automatically without special development. Images in the bank are stored in multiple resolutions, and linking the proper image to a database record comes to be dynamical, dependent of user interaction context (e.g. channel bandwidth, user permissions, etc.) Such construction allows us to combine reliable storage, easy access and avoid intellectual property protection issues. We also presents several digital archives already implemented on this basis in the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4875, Second International Conference on Image and Graphics, (31 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477115
Show Author Affiliations
Nikolay S. Merzlyakov, Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Russia)
Lev I. Rubanov, Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Russia)
Viktor N. Karnaukhov, Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4875:
Second International Conference on Image and Graphics
Wei Sui, Editor(s)

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