Digital archival object

Help Glossary Digital archival object

A digital representation of analogue archival materials. There are six different types of digital archival objects on the portal: image, text, sound, video, 3D and unspecified, which are represented by different icons in search results. The digital object can also be the original object when born digital. Archives Portal Europe only holds links to these digital archival objects within the metadata, while the media files themselves remain within the systems of the content providers.