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Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > Partners > Standardized Metadata for Stock Photography

Lead Partner: Stock Artists Alliance (external link)

This project will explore how best to capture essential information about stock images as they are disseminated across multiple distributors, licensees and end users. SAA, through online resources and educational seminars at professional trade shows and in key cities, will promote the importance of metadata for long-term usability of digital photographs.


  • Review, analyze and report the metadata practices of stock photographers
  • Develop Web resources and perform outreach in the community to promote preservation best practices for stock photographers