Digital Document

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A digital document is an electronic document in a machine processable Document Format (such as such as ASCII or HTML).




  • (Heminger & Robertson, 2000) ⇒ Alan R. Heminger, and Steven Robertson. (2000). “Digital Rosetta Stone: A Conceptual Model for Maintaining Long-term Access to Digital Documents.” In: Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
    • CITED BY: digital Rosetta Stone: a model for maintaining long-term access to static digital documents%22+2000
    • QUOTE: … The second step is to identify and catalog the objects that are supported by these applications. An object in a digital document can be text, graphics, audio, video, and any number of other structures that have been included by the document's creator. ...
  • (Buckland, 1998) ⇒ Michael Buckland. (1998). “What is a Digital Document.” In: Document Numérique (Paris) 2(2).
    • QUOTE: For practical purposes, people develop pragmatic definitions, such as "anything that can be given a file name and stored on electronic media" or "a collection of data plus properties of that data that a user chooses to refer to as a logical unit." And, as so often in discussions of information, one finds definitions of "document" that focus on one aspect and are often highly metaphorical, such as "`captured' knowledge," "data in context," and "an organized view of information." … Attempts to define digital documents are likely to remain elusive, if more than an ad hoc, pragmatic definition is wanted. Definitions based on form, format and medium appear to be less satisfactory that a functional approach …