reborn digital
adj. Of or relating to a physical object that has been digitized and stored in an online archive, making it more readily accessible.
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Various kinds of digital material are not digital in the same way, which a distinction between digitized, born-digital, and reborn-digital may help us acknowledge, thereby helping us to understand how each of these types of digital material affects the different phases of scholarly work.
This workshop session provides an introduction to methods and technologies of remediating analogue text into digital forms.
—“Reborn digital: text, transmission, and technology,” Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, November 11, 2015
Until quite recently, most materials — be they photographs, manuscripts, or government documents — were not born in digital environments. However, digitization projects have been undertaken to ensure that such historical materials are more widely and eternally available. These reborn digital objects, then, have been and can be integrated into dynamic social environments.
—Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, “Searchable Signatures: Context and the Struggle for
,” California State University, San Bernardino, September 15, 2013
2001 (earliest)
Libraries and archives have two distinct categories of digital objects — materials that exist only in digital form ("born-digital" information) and materials that are digitized versions of analog source materials ("reborn-digital" information).
—Stephen G. Nichols & Abby Smith, “The Evidence In Hand: Report of the Task Force on the Artifact in Library Collections,” Council on Library and Information Resources, January 01, 2001
“There used to be an assumption this target was not online,” said Frank Cooper, vice president for flavored carbonated soft drinks at Pepsi-Cola North America in Purchase, N.Y. "But there’s a group in that category that’s 'reborn digital.' They’ve lived through the change and learned to adapt to it."
—Stuart Elliot, “For a New Brand, Pepsi Starts the Buzz Online,” The New York Times, March 14, 2008