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digitization

the conversion of an analogue variable to a digital one, i.e. a continuous variable into a set of numbers. Used in biomechanics to describe the derivation of co-ordinate data from video (or cine) pictures, e.g. plotting the co-ordinates of markers on the body.
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For special collections the question arises, is it worthwhile to digitize materials for shared public access if we cannot guarantee long-term access to the electronic version?
In the meantime, he says, "I'm taking it one step at a time," using the Royal Observatory's high-speed scanning machine, SuperCosmos, to digitize some of the more familiar regions of the sky, in particular the rich star fields and glowing gas clouds that populate the Milky Way.
I called Bob Wright at Atterbury Consultants and found that his firm could digitize our existing neighborhood plat (less than one square mile) for around $150 - much to my surprise.
In the early days, if a researcher could demonstrate a new and innovative way to digitize content, that researcher's project was considered a success almost regardless of the outcome.
Although one objective of the program is to support existing digital initiatives, such as the VARIATIONS Project in the Music Library, another is to encourage new digital initiatives, including projects to digitize portions of the research collections throughout the eight campuses of Indiana University.
Typically it takes longer to cut a part than to digitize it.
Digitize commerce and put it on the Web and things change.
More recently, Columbia University, Princeton University, and the New York Public Library announced similar plans to digitize a significant portion of the journals housed in their shared storage facility (Davis, 1999).
The end user can now do 'CAD to Part' repeatable alignments, digitize by time and distance to speed up the inspection process, 'best fit planes' and probe compensation to accurately measure features for inspection as well as a multitude of advanced reverse engineering tasks.
The initiative announced today to digitize, index and archive millions of presidential documents, manuscripts, photographs and audio/visual recordings at a presidential library collection is the first of its kind in the nation.
As a cost-effective solution, BookDrive enables businesses worldwide to automatically digitize content such as books, bound documents and magazines.