n. a process that creates alternative copies of records a process that acquires a target set of digital records the second dimension of the electronic records continuum model; the point at which records exist in context with other records, have metadata associated with them, and can serve as evidence of business functions v. to execute such a process


Capture most commonly refers to the digitizing of analog records (paper files, movie film, audiotape, etc.) or the accumulation and transfer of records to a storage location, but the term can also encompass the microfilming of records. The use of the term capture within the electronic records continuum model is essentially unrelated to the first sense of the term.