EaaSI Update September 2021

Somehow we are already roughly halfway through the EaaSI program of work’s second round of grant funding from the Mellon and Sloan foundations – which means the team is hard at work planning for 2022 and beyond. Our daily progress …Continue EaaSI Update September 2021

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EaaSI Training Module #4: Emulation, Virtualization, Containerization

Intro to Emulation, Virtualization, Containerization: During this module, participants will learn about: What is the difference between emulation, virtualization, and containerization? Why does the difference matter for long-term preservation? How, why, and when does the EaaSI platform make use of …Continue EaaSI Training Module #4: Emulation, Virtualization, Containerization

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EaaSI Training Module #3: EaaS|EaaSI Stack

Intro to the EaaS|EaaS Software Stack: During this module, participants will learn about: What are the essential components of the Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) stack? How does the EaaSI platform build on EaaS? Where are EaaSI resources (Environments, Software, Content) stored relative …Continue EaaSI Training Module #3: EaaS|EaaSI Stack

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EaaSI Roundtable #1 (2021): “What We Talk About When We Talk About Emulation”

Summary: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Emulation” is a roundtable discussion featuring Eric Kaltman (California State University Channel Islands), Tracy Popp (University of Illinois), and Fernando Rios (University of Arizona) as guest speakers. You can read more …Continue EaaSI Roundtable #1 (2021): “What We Talk About When We Talk About Emulation”

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EaaSI Training Module #2: Software and Content

Intro to Software and Content Resources: During this module, participants will learn: What is the difference between Software and Content resources? How (and why) does the EaaSI platform treat them differently? Questions for Discussion/Reflection Pick a file in your Downloads …Continue EaaSI Training Module #2: Software and Content

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EaaSI Case Study #1: The Would-Be Gentleman

NOTE: EaaSI Case Studies are formatted based on the FCoP Teaching Case Study template developed by Dr. Amelia Acker and published by the Software Preservation Network in June 2020 as part of the IMLS-funded Fostering Communities of Practice project.  Name …Continue EaaSI Case Study #1: The Would-Be Gentleman

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EaaSI Update October – November 2020

EaaSI Virtual Conference Appearances #WeMissiPRES (International Conference on Digital Preservation) Kat Thornton and our collaborator Ross Spencer presented “Siegfried and Wikidata, together at last!” at the #WeMissiPRES virtual event, a lightning talk on their efforts to integrate a Wikidata harvester …Continue EaaSI Update October – November 2020

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EaaSI Training Module #1: Emulation Environments

Intro to Emulation Environments During this module, participants will learn about: Why does the EaaSI team refer to emulation and computing “environments”? What is an EaaSI “Environment” resource? What sort of details do we need to describe and maintain environments? …Continue EaaSI Training Module #1: Emulation Environments

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Two Cohorts and Two Different Frames for Software Preservation and Emulation Practice

From the beginning, when we first learned about a developing network of people focused on exploring how we might preserve software, our team in Charlottesville saw a significant convergence of interests on the topic between the UVA Library and APTrust …Continue Two Cohorts and Two Different Frames for Software Preservation and Emulation Practice

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EaaSI Update April – May 2020

Project Updates The next major release of the EaaSI platform is out!!! EaaSI “v2020.03” (forgive us the delay, but we’re sure everyone understands) incorporates PortalMedia’s beautiful new UI design on top of the nodes’ familiar Emulation-as-a-Service functionality, and went out …Continue EaaSI Update April – May 2020

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Software Preservation and Emulation @ Stanford: A Symposium

Every day we all make choices about our individual digital legacies through what we create, keep, and share. Software mediates all of those activities. The 2020 Software Preservation and Emulation Symposium provided an opportunity to discuss our dependence on software …Continue Software Preservation and Emulation @ Stanford: A Symposium

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Towards a Universal Virtual Interactor (UVI) for Digital Objects

Presentation given at iPRES 2019  

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EaaSI Update February – March 2020

EaaSI at Home EaaSI staff have had to adjust as we, our home institutions, and our project partners all look to put the safety of our communities above all. We are fortunate that our distributed team very quickly transitioned to …Continue EaaSI Update February – March 2020

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Emulators and Configuration Workflows

Summary: This webinar, the last in the EaaSI Webinar Series, is entitled “Emulators and Configuration Workflows” and addresses questions such as: What is your previous experience in using emulation software? Were there any emulation programs already incorporated into your institutional workflows? …Continue Emulators and Configuration Workflows

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EaaSI Metadata Model and Wikidata

This webinar, entitled “EaaSI Metadata Model and Wikidata,” addresses questions such as: How does your organization create, manage or discover metadata about software and related resources now? What would you like to be able to do with software metadata? Do …Continue EaaSI Metadata Model and Wikidata

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Participatory Design for Software Preservation and Emulation Services

Presentation given at the International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) 2018

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Complex Data Sets, Software Preservation, and Emulation: A distributed approach to long-term care

Presentation given at Research Data Archiving & Preservation (RDAP) Summit 2018

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Participatory Design for Long-Term Access: User Research, Software Preservation, and Emulation

Presentation given at Open Repositories 2019

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EaaSI Tech Talk User Group

More conversational, forum-style technical discussion and troubleshooting among the EaaSI network can also be viewed on the EaaSI Tech Talk Google Group.

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EaaSI GitLab

System requirements and the EaaSI User Handbook will be hosted on GitLab to allow for seamless integration with our development team’s workflows, and easy access for Node Hosts to bug tracking. All publicly-available repositories and code can be seen at …Continue EaaSI GitLab

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