Expanding Access Through Emulation: retroTECH Online​

In support of Georgia Tech’s dedication to innovation in entrepreneurship, learning, research, and improving the human condition, and of the Library’s commitment to catalyzing discovery, the mission of retroTECH is to engage the campus community in creating the future by exploring and preserving our technological pasts. As part of its efforts to reimagine the 21st- century research library, the Georgia Tech Library seeks to provide an online presence that is as innovative as its physical spaces. The overarching goal of this project would be to create a proof-of-concept for retroTECH’s contribution to the Library’s online presence — retroTECH Online — an online emulation environment through which authenticated Georgia Tech users (as well as possibly researchers and visitors who create accounts) can utilize emulated software from retroTECH’s collections for teaching and learning, explore the stories surrounding that software, and foster a virtual retroTECH community.