digitization

noun
dig·​i·​ti·​za·​tion | \ˌdi-jə-tə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of digitization 

: the process of converting something to digital form (see digital sense 4) After two years of cataloging and digitization, the material will take its place in Tulsa alongside a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence…— Ben Sisario The role of libraries has shifted significantly with the digitization of the printed word and the advent of the internet.— Andrew J. Yawn

First Known Use of digitization

1954, in the meaning defined above

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