Digital Artifactual Value
Digital artifactual value is a preservation term that refers to the intrinsic value of an object, rather than the content of that particular object. Digital representations of physical objects have a value attributed to them that is determined by that object's suitability to serve as a surrogate for the physical object. For objects that are born-digital
, the object is attributed solely with digital artifactual value, unlike objects, such as print-based books, that have artifactual value in the object (the book).
Digital Artifactual Value in New Media Art
New Media Art
that is born-digital has intrinsic value that may exist in only digital form. Preserving the digital artifactual value of New Media Art is usually done with preservation strategies such as emulation