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digital library

A digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers. The digital content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. A digital library is a type of information retrieval system. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital library)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 23.1%.
403 1744 20.9

digital preservation

Digital preservation is the active management of digital information over time to ensure its accessibility. Preservation of digital information is widely considered to require more constant and ongoing attention than preservation of other media. This constant input of effort, time, and money to handle rapid technological and organizational advance is considered a major stumbling block for preserving digital information. Indeed, while we are still able to read our written heritage from several thousand years ago, the digital information created merely a decade ago is in serious danger of being lost, creating a digital Dark Age. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital preservation)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 10.6%.
184 857 5.6


Digitising or digitisation is the representation of an object, image, sound, document or a signal (usually an analog signal) by a discrete set of its points or samples. The result is called digital representation or, more specifically, a digital image, for the object, and digital form, for the signal. Strictly speaking, digitizing means simply capturing an analog signal in digital form. For a document the term means to trace the document image or capture the "corners" where the lines end or change direction. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digitisation)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 14.9%.
259 841 581

digital repositories

A repository in publishing, and especially in academic publishing, is a real or virtual facility for the deposit of academic publications, such as academic journal articles. Deposit of material in such a site may be mandatory for a certain group, such as a particular university's doctoral graduates in a thesis repository, or published papers from those holding grants from a particular government agency in a subject repository, or, sometimes, in their own institutional repository. Or it may be voluntary, as usually the case for technical reports at a university. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Repository)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 6.9%.
120 343 1.2

digital curation

Digital curation is the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. Digital curation is the process of establishing and developing long term repositories of digital assets for current and future reference by researchers, scientists, and historians, and scholars generally. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital curation)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 5.1%.
89 192 4.8

digital preservation coalition

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is a UK-based non-profit limited company which seeks to secure the preservation of digital resources in the UK and internationally to secure the global digital memory and knowledge base. Founded in 2001, the DPC acts a consortium of those organisations interested in the preservation of digital information. Participation in the coalition is open to all sectors including commercial, cultural heritage, educational, governmental, and research bodies. The organisation was established to stop digital historical information disappearing into an electronic black hole. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital Preservation Coalition)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.2%.
39 183

digital archive

An archive refers to a collection of historical records, as well as the physical place they are located. Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime, and are kept to show the function of an organization. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Archive)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 4.5%.
78 169 15

digital media

Digital media is a form of electronic media where data is stored in digital (as opposed to analog) form. It can refer to the technical aspect of storage and transmission (e.g. hard disk drives or computer networking) of information or to the "end product", such as digital video, augmented reality or digital art. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital media)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 3%.
52 64 6.2

born digital

The term born-digital refers to materials that originate in a digital form. This is in contrast to digital reformatting, through which analog materials become digital. It is most often used in relation to digital libraries and the issues that go along with said organizations, such as digital preservation and intellectual property. However, as technologies have advanced and spread, the concept of being born-digital has also been discussed in relation to personal consumer-based sectors, with the rise of e-books and evolving digital music. Other terms that might be encountered as synonymous include "natively digital," "digital-first," and "digital-exclusive. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Born digital)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.7%.
30 41 39.2

california digital library

The California Digital Library, or CDL, is the University of California's 11th University Library. The CDL was founded to assist the ten University of California libraries in sharing their resources and holdings more effectively, in part through negotiating and acquiring consortial licenses on behalf of the entire University of California libraries system. Its current mission is to support the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: California Digital Library)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.4%.
24 35 2.9

digital repository federation

The Digital Repository Federation (DRF) is a federation for the universities and research institutions that have set up institutional repositories (IRs) in Japan. It was established by Hokkaido University, Chiba University and Kanazawa University in 2006 as part of the Cyber Science Infrastructure Program (CSI) of the National Institute of Informatics (NII). It became an independent organization based on self-sustaining operation in 2010, and is currently made up of 144 universities and research institutions (as of June 5, 2012). It is a loose-knit coalition that does not have a strict membership system. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
3 34 3400

digital object identifier

A digital object identifier (DOI) is a character string used to uniquely identify an electronic document or other object. Metadata about the object is stored in association with the DOI name and this metadata may include a location, such as a URL, where the object can be found. The DOI for a document is permanent, whereas its location and other metadata may change. Referring to an online document by its DOI provides more stable linking than simply referring to it by its URL, because if its URL changes, the publisher need only update the metadata for the DOI to link to the new URL. However, unlike URLs, the DOI system is not open to all comers; only organizations that can meet the contractual obligations of the DOI system and that are willing to pay to become a member of the system can assign DOIs. The DOI system is implemented through a federation of registration agencies coordinated by the International DOI Foundation, which developed and controls the system. The DOI system has been developed and implemented in a range of publishing applications since 2000; by late 2009 approximately 43 million DOI names had been assigned by some 4,000 organizations. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: DOI)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.4%.
24 34 26.4

digital asset management

Digital asset management (DAM) consists of management tasks and decisions surrounding the ingestion, annotation, cataloguing, storage, retrieval and distribution of digital assets. Digital photographs, animations, videos and music exemplify the target-areas of media asset management (a sub-category of DAM). Digital asset management systems (DAMS) include computer software and hardware systems that aid in the process of digital asset management. The term "digital asset management" (DAM) also refers to the protocol for downloading, renaming, backing up, rating, grouping, archiving, optimizing, maintaining, thinning, and exporting files. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital asset management)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1%.
17 23 17.4

digital audio

Digital audio is the result of sound reproduction, using pulse-code modulation and digital signals. This includes analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), digital-to-analog conversion (DAC), storage, and transmission. While modern systems can be quite subtle in their methods, the primary usefulness of a digital system is the ability to store, retrieve and transmit signals without any loss of quality. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital audio)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.7%.
12 19

jisc digital media

JISC Digital Media exists to help the UK's Further Education and Higher Education communities embrace and maximise the use of digital media - and to achieve solutions that are innovative, practical, and cost effective. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
8 14

digital academic repositories

The Digital Academic Repositories (DARE) programme is a joint initiative of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB), the Dutch universities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). DARE's aim is to store the results of all Dutch research in a network of repositories, in which the National Library fulfils the role of safe place in charge of digital preservation. In this way all participants retain responsibility for and control over their own data while making them accessible at the same time. Moreover, as the KB takes responsibility for storage and long-term preservation, the universities can concentrate on their research work. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.6%.
10 13

digital preservation training programme

This project aims to develop a modular training programme in digital preservation, with class-taught, online and off-line components. It meets the needs identified in the recent JISC-funded study, carried out by Cornwell Management Consultants, into training needs in digital preservation. It builds on existing exemplars of training and information provision, including the NEH-funded Cornell University digital preservation course, the DPC's travelling 1-day workshop, the "Preservation Management of Digital Materials" handbook, and training from existing JISC-funded services such as AHDS. The training will be developed at multiple levels, to meet the needs of senior managers as well as practitioners and new staff. By including self-paced material as well as taught components and group exercises, it will provide information in a way suited to all who might require it. With the backing of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), the course can be made available outside the JISC community, bringing in revenue which will aid the long-term sustainability of the project's outputs. Project start date: 2004-10-04. Project end date: 2006-10-03. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.3%.
6 10

beginners guide to digital preservation

Beginner's Guide to Digital Preservation was created for the JISC by UKOLN as part of a project that ran from April to September 2010. A blog (the JISC Beginners Guide to Digital Preservation project blog) has been written about the process of putting together the guide. The aim of this guide is to provide digital preservation information for members of the JISC community who arenÆt active in the area of digital preservation. It takes a straightforward approach to the subject area, is pragmatic and applicable to those who are new to the topic area. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
3 4

digital identity

Digital identity is the aspect of digital technology that is concerned with the mediation of people's experience of their own identity and the identity of other people and things. Digital identity also has another common usage as the digital representation of a set of claims made by one digital subject about itself or another digital subject. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital identity)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
4 4

sherpa digital preservation

This project will create a collaborative, shared preservation environment for the SHERPA institutional repositories project framed around the Open Archiving Information Systems (OAIS) Reference Model. The project will bring together the SHERPA institutional repository systems with the preservation repository established by the Arts and Humanities Data Service to create an environment that fully addresses all the requirements of the different phases within the life cycle of digital information. Aims and Objectives Use the OAIS reference model to develop a persistent preservation environment for the SHERPA consortium, assigning rights and responsibilities and establishing protocols and work flow processes that will ensure the long-term preservation of the repository content; Explore the use of METS as the framework for packaging and transferring metadata held within the institutional repositories, including the preservation metadata created by the preservation service; Establish a coordinated set of protocols and software to be implemented as a working preservation service for a group of institutional repositories; Explore the use of open source software and tools to add functionality to and to extend the storage layer of repository software applications; Draw together the experience gained into a Digital Preservation User Guide that will complement the 'The Preservation Management of Digital Material Handbook' created by Maggie Jones and Neil Beagrie, and act as a practical user guide to implementing this type of preservation environment. Project start date: 2005-03-01. Project end date: 2007-07-28. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3

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