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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)

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Metadata related to 'born digital' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'born digital': 30 (1.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'born digital' across all Ariadne articles: 41
  • Average number of references to 'born digital' per Ariadne article: 1.37
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'born digital': 1998-12
  • Trending factor of 'born digital': 39.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'born digital':

  1. dave thompson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. chris hilton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. lorcan dempsey (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. robert kiley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. neil beagrie (see articles on this topic by this author)

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South African Repositories: Bridging Knowledge Divides

Martie van Deventer and Heila Pienaar provide us with background to recent South African repository initiatives and detail an example of knowledge transfer from one institution to another.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

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