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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

BORN DIGITAL
  1. Context:
    Records Management


    Definition:
    Information created in electronic formats such as email, word or html.


    Example:


    Source:
    United Nations ARMS Glossary of Recordkeeping Terms


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  2. Context:
    Records Management


    Definition:
    Electronic materials that are not intended to have an analogue equivalent, either as the originating source or as a result of conversion to analogue form. Used to differentiate materials from those that have been created as a result of converting analogue originals, and material that may have originated from a digital source but have been printed to paper, eg. some electronic records.


    Example:


    Source:
    M. Jones and N. Beagrie, Definitions and Concepts from Preservation Management of Digital Materials:


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DIGITAL TRANSITION