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

Reports, Research, Resources,

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

News, Project Updates

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

Resources, Webinars,

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

Cohort Reflections, News, Uncategorized

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

News, Project Updates

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

Resources, Webinars,

Towards a Universal Virtual Interactor (UVI) for Digital Objects

Presentation given at iPRES 2019  

Presentations, Resources

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

News, Project Updates

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

Resources, Webinars

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

Resources, Webinars

Participatory Design for Software Preservation and Emulation Services

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

Presentations, Resources

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

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

Presentations, Resources

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

Presentation given at Open Repositories 2019

Resources

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.

External, Resources

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

External, Resources

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

News, Staff Updates

In-Person Meeting Exercises

EaaSI Node Leads convened in November 2018 to review the EaaSI beta implementation process, discuss service design for emulation in local organizational contexts, prioritize project activities and review the Participation Agreement drafted in partnership with the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw …Continue In-Person Meeting Exercises

Resources, Templates

Software Collections Inventory

EaaSI Software Collections Inventory is what is sometimes referred to as a Random (or spot) inventory. Random (or spot) inventories are extremely limited in scope. They are primarily used to verify the location of a representative sampling of objects. They …Continue Software Collections Inventory

Resources, Templates

Scenarios for (Re)Use & Access

EaaSI Scenarios for Use & Access asks each Node Host to brainstorm scenarios for use and access they believe will drive the adoption of EaaSI; identify users whose use cases they believe may correspond with the scenarios for use and …Continue Scenarios for (Re)Use & Access

Resources, Templates

Semi-Structured Interviews

EaaSI Scenarios for Use & Access asks each Node Host to brainstorm scenarios for use and access they believe will drive the adoption of EaaSI; identify users whose use cases they believe may correspond with the scenarios for use and …Continue Semi-Structured Interviews

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