All texts within the FRAGEN database have been digitised and are full text available in the original language of publication. Due to copyright restrictions, permission to digitise texts had to be obtained from authors or publishers prior to digitisation.

The process of digitisation involves creating a reproduction of an existing physical object in the form of an electronic file, which can be stored and accessed using a computer and viewed on a computer monitor. Quality criteria concerning the appropriate file formats and the resolution of the scans were set. The texts have been scanned in searchable PDF's, by using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. The covers, if available, have been scanned in JPEG format.