By means of the preservation imaging-method, a digital copy of the original source material is created.
This way, the fragile and mostly valuable originals are protected from handling, while their content is still available to the public. The images produced for Metamorfoze must adhere to quality standards and retain a verifiable relation to the original in such a way that they can serve as a replacement of the original object, as the originals are withdrawn from use after preservation. However, there will be different requirements for different types of material.
The Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging Guidelines set out the requirements for preservation images commissioned for Metamorfoze. All Metamorfoze preservation imaging projects must comply fully with these Guidelines.