U.S. Department of Defense Visual Information Lifecycle
Defense Imagery Management Operations Center (DIMOC) operates the Department of Defense (DoD) Visual Information Records Center (DVIRC), which receives imagery from all the U.S. Military Services and in many formats, such as still and motion digital, film, audio, illustrations and more. DIMOC collects this VI on behalf of the DoD and in preparation for transfer to the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), using the DoD VI Records Schedule as a guide to items of permanent historical value. The overall process from the point of creation by an individual, to its transfer to DIMOC, and consideration of the record's permanent historical value is called the Lifecycle Management of Visual Information (VI). This is a cradle to grave process and it starts with the VI Professional, as the photographer/videographer are called within the visual information community of the DoD. This paper will describe the lifecycle of visual information assets, both physical and digital.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2016
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