Closing out 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021: Updates from SPN’s Community Coordinator

If there’s one thing SPN should be known for after 2020, it’s for making a plan and sticking to it.  When we started out on the journey to secure SPN as a sustainable, community-led organization with strong backbone support and …Continue Closing out 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021: Updates from SPN’s Community Coordinator

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Historical Quasi-Artifacts and Interdepartmental Teams

Our Motley Crew The EaaSI node here at Carnegie Mellon began as a collaboration between two Computer Science Liaison Librarians — Jessica Benner and Huajin Wang–a project archivist with University Archives — Emily Davis — and a computer scientist and …Continue Historical Quasi-Artifacts and Interdepartmental Teams

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Preserving and Integrating Community Knowledge of Computing Systems

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Emulating the International Monetary Fund Government Finance Statistics CD-ROMs (Node Reflections: Stanford)

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 …Continue Emulating the International Monetary Fund Government Finance Statistics CD-ROMs (Node Reflections: Stanford)

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Who Preserves EaaSI?: In Pursuit of an EaaSI Preservation Package

Greetings from Claire Fox, EaaSI Summer Intern My name is Claire Fox, and I’m a graduate student in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at New York University. I’ve been spending my summer at Yale University Libraries Digital Preservation …Continue Who Preserves EaaSI?: In Pursuit of an EaaSI Preservation Package

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Navigating Legacy Software Collections

Eagle-eyed EaaSI-watchers may have noticed the “Student Staff” section on our team page – we’ve been extremely lucky over the course of the program to have employed a number of super talented Yale students, and want to highlight their amazing contributions to …Continue Navigating Legacy Software Collections

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Using ShEx to Investigate Data about Software and File Formats in Wikidata

1. What is ShEx? Shape Expressions, commonly known as ShEx, is a constraint language for modeling and validating RDF data. As stated in this paper (http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2042/paper40.pdf ), XML Schema is to XML what ShEx is to RDF. A great place to …Continue Using ShEx to Investigate Data about Software and File Formats in Wikidata

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EaasI Up to the Test: Users Identify Areas for Improvement

When we released the beta version of the EaaSI software on March 5, our hope was to learn from putting the software in action. Yes, we wanted to identify bugs and errors in the system, but we also wanted to …Continue EaasI Up to the Test: Users Identify Areas for Improvement

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EaaSI Software Development Update

In the past nine months the EaaSI development team worked hard to adapt and improve the EaaS code-base to cope with the challenges and requirements of truly distributed emulation service. Sharing Environments with Network Nodes The main goal of the …Continue EaaSI Software Development Update

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Hickory Dickory Docs: Crafting a Documentation Plan for EaaSI

Originally published: 02-18-2019 | Beta release update: 04-02-2019 As we roll through (and beyond!) the beta release, our documentation is expanding, just as we planned below. Drafting test cases and protocols for the nodes led to a swift expansion of …Continue Hickory Dickory Docs: Crafting a Documentation Plan for EaaSI

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Making Things EaaSIer: Overview from EaaSI’s PI

We’re a year in to the program of work funded by the Andrew W. Mellon and Alfred P. Sloan foundations to scale access to emulation and software preservation infrastructure and significant progress has been made. I’m going to use my …Continue Making Things EaaSIer: Overview from EaaSI’s PI

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