Definition of born digital in English:

born digital

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  • 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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    • Increasingly libraries are taking responsibility for born-digital collections (such as geo-spatial or numeric data sets, faculty or class Web sites) and developing tools for their management and use.
    • Ongoing digitization requirements and the need to increasingly deal with "born-digital" cultural products will transform current digital product project activities into standard day-to-day operations.
    • He says the preservation of 'born-digital' records is his greatest challenge, and he hopes when he leaves the job people will conclude he addressed it effectively.

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