In this resource, from Culture24, ‘digitising’ means creating a copy of a physical original and its associated information known as a ‘surrogate’ or, sometimes, a ‘digital twin’. It might be a photograph, a 3D model, a video or a sound recording, but it will always include structured information (metadata – data about data) that remains connected to the digital version however it is used and stored.
This simple glossary has been developed to explain some of the terms you may encounter when undertaking digital projects.
This resource is a comprehensive glossary of digital terms for intermediate to advanced users.
The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC has worked in partnership with 3D technology company Autodesk to create ‘Smithsonian X3D’, driving new knowledge and innovation in 3D modelling applications for museums.