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Term Definition
O-ROMOptical Optical. Read Only Memory Similar to CD-ROM in concept but applies to optical disk cartridges. The data is stamped on the disk and remains unchangeable.
 
Object OrientedContent objects can be defined with unique attributes.
 
OCR (Optical Character Recognition)Technique for analysing images and recognising and translating the alphanumeric characters into machine-readable text.
 
ODBCOpen DataBase Connectivity : A standard set by Microsoft that allows applications to communicate with a variety of databases. An ODBC client application communicates to the ODBC driver manager, which in turn communicates to a database driver for a specific type of database.
 
ODDOptical. Optical Disk Drive
 
ODMAThe Open Document Management API (ODMA) simplifies integration and interoperability of standard desktop applications with document management systems. Using ODMA, desktop applications access and manipulate documents carried in document management systems as easily as if they are residing in the locally-accessible file system.
 
OLEObject Linking and Embedding: A way of connecting a file with objects from other applications. A linked object is displayed in a new document but remains in a source file/document - when a change is made in a linked object all files connected with it are automatically updated.
 
Open Loop Stepper SystemStorage products. Open loop in contrast to closed loop. Conventionally driven positioning system, where the read/write head is moved over the storage medium in individual, equal and unchangeable steps, irrespective of eventual changes (without feedback), generally driven by a stepper motor.
 
Open SourceOpen source is a work methodology that fits the Open Source Definition, and generally is any computer software whose source code is either in the public domain or, more commonly, is copyrighted by one or more persons/entities and distributed under an open-source license such as the GNU General Public License (GPL).
 
Original orderThe order in which records were kept when in active use by their creators; the archivist aims to maintain or recreate this when cataloguing unless it has been irretrievably lost or never existed i.e. documents were randomly collected.
 


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