Definitions Edit

Digital media is

[a] form of electronic media where data are stored in digital (as opposed to analog) form.[1]
[a]ny form of electronic media designed to store data in a digital format. This includes, but is not limited to: memory device in laptops, computers, and mobile devices; and any removable, transportable electronic media, such as magnetic tape or disk, optical disk, flash drives, external hard drives, or digital memory card.[2]

Overview Edit

Today, computing is primarily based on the binary numeral system. In this case digital refers to the discrete states of "0" and "1" for representing data. Digital media like digital audio, digital video and other digital "content" can be created, referred to and distributed via digital information processing machines. Digital media represents a profound change from previous analog media.

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-53, App. B, Glossary.
  2. Criminal Justice Information Services Security Policy, Glossary, at A-4.

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