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Born Digital Born digital is an image or file that began as is forever maintained as a digital file. A born digital file is not printed to a page then scanned it is as it was created.  
Document a record made of one or more images or pages when combined form a complete record. Example: Birth Certificate, Contracts, books, logs. 
Document Image or Scanned Image A digital representation used in place of the original image. It is used as a substitution of the original image. May also be known as the surragut image. 
Index/Metadata An index is a value that serves to point or lead one to an item.  
Page One side of a sheet of paper or a single image. A sheet of paper printed on both sides in a book contains 2 pages.  
PDF (Portable Document Format) a file format which provided a electronic image of text, graphic and video that looked like the printed page no matter what system it was viewed on.  
PDF/A An electronic document format defined by ISO 19005-3 published October 15, 2012 used for long term preservation of Document Images. PDF/A differs from standard PDF as it has specific guidelines for color management, embedding fonts and embedded annotations. PDF/A is meant for long term storage and was created to avoid the problems that render standard PDF's partially or completely unreadable.  
TIF/TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is a computer file format that is designed to store and display raster based images. Created by Aldus for Desktop publishing Adobe made public the TIFF Specifiacations. It is often misunderstood that TIF is not a compress but a form of storage. Compression is applied to the image before it is stored. Thus TIF images can be many different compression types and many different Image types including COLOR, Halftone, CMYK and tiles. Common compressions like CCITT.4, CCITT.6 and JPEG are often used. A TIF may also contain more than one image. The primary benefit to using TIF and CCITT.4 is the images are small and contain no loss to as compared to the original image. This made it very popular with graphic artists and publishers. 
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