FCoP Update October – November 2019

Post written by: Zach Vowell and Matt Shultz FCoP Reflections Blog Post Series: Continuing our FCoP Reflections Blog Post Series, we are happy to share posts from Georgia Tech and University of Illinois: Wendy Hagenmaier of Georgia Tech writes about skunkworks in the library, building bridges between data and metadata Read more…

Emulating the International Monetary Fund Government Finance Statistics CD-ROMs

Post written by: Michael Olson, Stanford University Libraries Contact: mgolson@stanford.edu Stanford University Libraries is thrilled to be participating in the Emulation-as-a-Service Infrastructure project (EaaSI). This is an effort to build a distributed network for sharing and preserving software led by Yale University Libraries with the generous support of the Andrew Mellon Read more…

Field Report #5: University of Virginia

Post written by: Amelia Acker, FCoP Project Researcher, Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin University of Virginia: Keeping Software Present with Emulation in the Archives It’s been a few months since my last fieldwork visit for the FCoP project! In August, I was hosted Read more…

FCoP Cohort Reflections: Georgia Tech

Post written by: Wendy Hagenmaier, Digital Collections Archivist, and Maura Gerke, retroTECH Research Assistant retroTECH is a service and a lab space in the Georgia Tech Library. Our mission is to inspire a culture of long-term thinking, hands-on access to technological heritage, and individual agency over personal histories, archives, and Read more…

EaaSI Update August – September 2019

Post written by: Seth Anderson, EaaSI Program Manager Spreading the Word Multithreading Software Preservation and Emulation August began with the day-long Multithreading Software Preservation and Emulation workshop at the Austin Public Library during the 2019 SAA Conference. The event included introductions to the Fostering Communities of Practice cohort projects and Read more…

FCoP Cohort Reflections: Guggenheim Museum

Post written by: Jonathan Farbowitz, Fellow in the Conservation of Computer-based Art, FCoP Project Lead The Solomon R. Guggenheim conservation department joined the “Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation” cohort to look at documentation and metadata practices for computer-based artworks. Involvement in FCoP falls under the museum’s ongoing Conserving Computer-based Read more…

Field Report #4: GeorgiaTech retroTECH

Post written by: Amelia Acker, FCoP Project Researcher, Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin Second Site Visit: GeorgiaTech Hi y’all, In July I visited the Georgia Tech Library’s Retrocomputing Lab also known as retroTECH! Located in the Special Collections and Archives unit, this lab’s Read more…