This may be from one physical format to another physical format, from a physical format to a digital format, or from one digital format to another digital format.
Some examples include:
- scanning paper documents to create digital images (TIFF, JPEG)
- converting word processing documents to a PDF, or a UNIX text file to a Microsoft (Windows) text file, or upgrading MS Word files from version 1 to version 2
- digitising or microfilming a paper original
- digitising a microfilm
- converting a database to a set of PDF files and a spreadsheet.
Source: Adapted from AS ISO 15489-1:2001–Information and documentation: records management, Part 1, Clause 3.7.
See also Converted records