A digital surrogate of a physical object, a born-digital object, or a physical object that is part of the United States’ cultural or scientific heritage, typically held and maintained by the Data Provider on its own servers or physical premises, or by a data provider of the Data Provider.
A physical or digital object, such as an image, text, object, audio recording, moving image, data set, etc., that is part of the Unites States’ cultural and/or scientific heritage. See also digital content.
Information contained in or on a resource that is able to be copied by traditional copying processes or digitization so that it can be reproduced.
For audiovisual material, the content is the data encoded in a recording. For a book or other publication, it is the text and accompanying illustrations. For a photograph, it is the image itself, not the medium the image is held on (e.g., paper, glass or plastic.) For a digital photograph, it is the image and embedded metadata. For multimedia, it is the digital files and embedded metadata, not the hard drive or disc it is stored on.
The term content does not include the physical carrier used to store the content (e.g., for a sound recording on compact disc, the carrier is the compact disc and the jewel case). The content comprises the digital files containing the sound recording burned onto the CD, and the information printed on the sleeve notes and insert.