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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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"For some it'll be the completion of a journey: maybe their grandfather recorded their childhood on an old Super 8mm film reel and sent it to Kodak to be developed, and now decades later that film can be digitized and modernized with the Kodak Digitizing Box service."
Umniah's Chief Executive Officer, Ziad Shatara, noted that Jordan has taken several steps towards digitizing its economy, stressing: "We in Jordan at the beginning of a digital transformation journey."
With P2G payments estimated at USD 8 trillion globally, and USD 375 billion in low- and lower-middle-income countries, there is great value in digitizing payments for governments, companies, and consumers.
The author covers what librarians should consider prior to digitization, the digitization of copyrighted materials, overcoming staffing limitations during a digitizing project, getting the community involved, where additional funding can be procured, and a variety of other related subjects over the bookAEs seven chapters.
Digitizing can also offer hope for material that is deemed valuable but is decaying and in need of a format upgrade.
It's no longer considered exceptional or extraordinary for libraries to be digitizing items out of their special collections, but it is more of an expected activity for those institutions that have substantial unique materials.
Powerstitch.com specializes in Embroidery Digitizing, and has done so for more than 8 years.
The United Empire Loyalist Heritage Centre and Park, located in Adolphustown, Ontario, has completed a project aimed at digitizing Loyalist-related artefacts and documents.
Pugh Library at the Senatobia-based school has completed digitizing editions of the college's yearbook, the Rocketeer, from 1929 to present.
Premier Sean Chen recently announced that the government will start digitizing wired telecasting soon.
"Digitizing collections featuring hand-written documents from Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Mark Twain, among others, provides remarkable new opportunities for scholarly research, and creates new teaching applications for an international audience," said Anthony Marx, president of the library, upon announcing the project.