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|Definition||Also known as RAM (Random Access Memory), information stored in the active virtual memory of a running computer. Information in RAM is lost when the computer is turned off, unless it has been saved to disk first.|
Variable Media Glossary. Depocas, A., Ippolito, J., and Jones, C. (eds) (2003). Permanence Through Change: The Variable Media Approach. New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications and the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art Science and Technology.
|Alternate Term =||Random Access Memory * RAM|
|Broader Term ↑||Equipment|
|Related Term ↔||Library (computing environment)|