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digitize

[′dij·ə‚tīz]
(computer science)
To convert an analog measurement of a quantity into a numerical value.
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digitize

Digitize means to convert an image or signal into digital code by scanning, tracing on a graphics tablet or using an analog to digital conversion device. Physical objects can be digitized into a 3D digital image by a device with a mechanical arm that is moved into and out of all the corners. See digitizer tablet.
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Through thorough study on the existing search and retrieval system problems, which are the inability to retrieve digitized documents through text-content and inability to detect new digitized documents on a directory during computer system runtime, the researchers designed an application that crawl through file directories automatically to scan and detect for digitized documents and provide a retrieval engine for the digitized documents through text-based search.
Given the fragility of digital content and the risks inherent in long-term digital access, the best path for preservation should have physical and digital alternatives whenever possible, I can imagine very few circumstances in which a unique physical object must be discarded once digitized. While both physical and digital paths have their risks and challenges, parallel efforts provide the most security.
491 video archive (747 hours), 114 movies (96 hours), radio archives - 825 hours have been digitized.
If a design is not properly digitized, the sew-out quality will never be good, using a seasoned digitizing service will ensure the highest quality end product.
The copyright-free monographs on musicology from the holdings of the Bavarian State Library are already completely digitized. This totals 4,500 monographs.
The project will add an estimated 11,000 manuscripts and 35,000 pages to NYPL's digital library, which already provides access to 800,000 images of digitized content.
Digitized followed the group's journey after they become trapped in a video game, presenting a blend of Robin William's classic Jumanji and the dystopian sci-fi elements of I, Robot.
On September 23, 2011, Governor Cuomo signed legislation (Senate Bill 2373A and Assembly Bill 6870A) which authorizes county recorders to record instruments affecting real property which are submitted as a "digitized paper document" or as an "electronic record."
and three other Japanese firms established a new company Thursday to lay the groundwork for selling and distributing electronic books amid growing demand for digitized content.
Thus far, though, the amount of digitized content, and the amount of that content available via Europeana, remains small.
<p>"Will the current set of rules give consumers across Europe access to digitized books?
Google has already digitized millions of out-of-print titles.