Structured Glossary of Technical Terms–Notes
Structured Glossary of Technical Terms
1. See Section 3.1 for a discussion of the use of the term “media conversion” to replace the use of the term “reformatting.” We also follow the distinction that while media conversion is not a conserving technology, it is a preserving technology.
9. The non-technical reader may wish to compare the odometer of a car (a digital device which quantizes in precise 1/10th of a mile increments) with the speedometer (an analog device which displays speed continuously but which can only be interpreted approximately).
10. However, digital(ly-encoded) video is no becoming part of the panoply of technologies, where analog video signals are converted to digital signals for purposes of storage, transmission and playback through a computer (188.8.131.52) or multi-media (184.108.40.206) workstation.
12. Although an increasing number of books are published on other media (see the Introduction to this Section). This remark also applies to 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, and 1.2.8. Video magazines and journals, for example, are beginning to appear. A few books are being published only in digital form for playback on a computer workstation.
21. For a discussion of the importance of conservation see “On the Preservation of Books and Documents in Original Form,” by Barclay Ogden, Report of the Commission on Preservation and Access, October, 1989.
23. The original, or preservation, negative should not be viewed with a microform reader (220.127.116.11) because of potential damage to the negative.