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    what does the verb "to ingest" mean here?

    Hello!

    How could you explain the meaning of the verb "to ingest" in the following context:
    "...to achieve a flexibility sufficient to meet individual country needs in terms of the format of the content delivered to them; to recommend or indentify tools to ingest, archive, preserve, and provide access to digital content received by the Library...

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizzyBennet View Post
    Hello!

    How could you explain the meaning of the verb "to ingest" in the following context:
    "...to achieve a flexibility sufficient to meet individual country needs in terms of the format of the content delivered to them; to recommend or indentify tools to ingest, archive, preserve, and provide access to digital content received by the Library...

    Thanks in advance!
    Here to ingest is a metaphor comparing digestion of food with digesting/understanding new information/ideas especially difficult ones.

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    Re: what does the verb "to ingest" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Here to ingest is a metaphor comparing digestion of food with digesting/understanding new information/ideas especially difficult ones.
    I'm not sure understanding need come into it. I'd have said 'take in and process [in some way]' - for example, catalogue, index, buy the necessary retrieval software .... But the thing about metaphors is that different people can interpret them differently.

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