Digital pathway - What do we mean by digitisation?

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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.

Smithsonian 3D

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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.