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born digital Line breaks: born digi|tal

Definition of born digital in English:


Denoting texts or recordings produced in digital form, rather than having been converted from print or analogue equivalents: as research libraries are discovering, born-digital materials are more complicated and costly to preserve than anticipated
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  • Keeping a work of art that is "born digital" is not just a matter of storing it safely and away from heat and light: it must be migrated to a new platform when the software to run it becomes obsolete or unsupported.
  • The fact that these records are now born digital is going to change the nature of our intellectual record going forward.
  • New publications can exist in printed paper form but they are born digital and so have some enhanced capabilities.
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