Digital pathway – What do we mean by digitisation?

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.

‘Digitisation’ can also describe the process of transferring paper-based collections documentation to a digital format.

This resource covers:

  • How do we define digitisation?
  • What does a digital record include?
  • Examples and further reading

Click the link on the right-hand side to view the resource on the Digital Pathways website


Date created: 2019

Author: Culture24

Publisher: Culture24