- noun the act of putting information onto a computer by keyboarding or by scanning
- noun the act of obtaining data, either by keyboarding or scanning, or often automatically from a recording device or peripheral
- The collection of data, especially via automatic or semi-automatic means. Such data capture may occur through the use of RFID, bar code, or voice recognition systems, to name a few.
Information & Library Science
- noun the act of collecting data and converting it into a form compatible with computers