The Need for ResCarta®
For over a decade, organizations have created systems and developed divergent guidelines for converting source material to digital format. While many of these guidelines have worked well in individual instances, the cost of creating collections is high and the sharing of digital collections has suffered due to a lack of a standard.
Digital image collections, whether in libraries, archives, corporations, non-profits, or any number of organizations, are too often encumbered by a multitude of competing standards and technologies. Collections may contain a number of file formats, naming conventions and metadata structures that require unique or proprietary software to catalog, search and view.