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

Resources, Templates

Notre Dame University

As scientific research is increasingly born digital, more researchers are using computational resources for simulations and data analysis. Participating in EaaSI is a way we can act on cloud advantages for emulation processes in digital preservation. Our most compelling use …Continue Notre Dame University

Participants

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Library is an enthusiastic participant through the Software Preservation Network in Yale’s Emulation As A Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) project. We are motivated strongly by the urgent need to preserve software in ways that make our preservation …Continue University of Virginia

Participants

University of California – San Diego

The UCSD Library’s Research Data Curation program has been working with UCSD researchers for over half a decade to curate and preserve the research data produced by our campus. Our large and quickly-growing collection of research data contains long-tail research …Continue University of California – San Diego

Participants

Stanford University

Stanford University has large collections of historic software which are currently inaccessible to our researchers. We are also actively collecting software that has been developed by our faculty for classroom use and by authors of digital publications for the Stanford …Continue Stanford University

Participants

Carnegie Mellon University

Most modern activities are dependent in some way or another on a dense network of software and its related technical dependencies. In order to ensure continued access to human knowledge production it is imperative that software preservation become a significant …Continue Carnegie Mellon University

Participants

Kat Thornton

Katherine Thornton is an information scientist working on creating metadata as linked open data. Kat works on the Scaling Emulation as a Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) project describing the software and configured environments in Wikidata. Kat has been a volunteer contributor …Continue Kat Thornton

Bios

Klaus Rechert

Klaus is a Computer Science researcher with a focus on functional preservation, emulation as a preservation strategy and digital forensics. Over the last 6 years, Klaus has assisted in the implementation of emulation solutions in a range of organizational types …Continue Klaus Rechert

Bios

Ethan Gates

Ethan Gates was a double English and Russian major at Amherst College and is a graduate of NYU’s MA program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation. For several years he worked as NYU-MIAP’s staff Technician, coordinating equipment maintenance, use, and …Continue Ethan Gates

Bios

Euan Cochrane

Euan manages the Digital Preservation Services team at Yale University Library – responsible for the Library’s digital repository and providing related preservation services to the university. Euan is excited to see many years of emulation and software preservation work come …Continue Euan Cochrane

Bios

Seth Anderson

Seth began his relationship with digital preservation while studying Moving Image Archiving and Preservation at NYU. Prior to joining the team at YUL, Seth worked as a consultant with AVPreserve, on digital preservation projects for the Smithsonian Institution, United States …Continue Seth Anderson

Bios

Exploring our Emulation Environment

The purpose of the “Exploring our Emulation Environment” exercise is to unpack and reflect on the range of curatorial decisionmaking required to configure an emulation environment. Participants are asked to consider metadata and technical challenges, as well as, use cases …Continue Exploring our Emulation Environment

Resources, Templates,

Multithreading Software Preservation: A Software Preservation and Emulation Workshop

The EaaSI (Yale University) and Fostering a Community of Practice (Cal Poly) projects, both affiliated efforts of the Software Preservation Network (SPN), invites your participation for a full-day workshop in August 2019, in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, to explore software …Continue Multithreading Software Preservation: A Software Preservation and Emulation Workshop

Event Reports, News

Emulation: Enthusiasts and Skeptics Learning Side-by-Side (Node Reflections: Notre Dame)

Notre Dame started with the EaaSI project a little more than a year ago.We hoped that engaging in the pilot phase implementation cohort would help focus our institutional efforts at software preservation. Some of us on the team began the …Continue Emulation: Enthusiasts and Skeptics Learning Side-by-Side (Node Reflections: Notre Dame)

Cohort Reflections, News

EaaSI Update December 2019 – January 2020

Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s The beta release of the updated EaaSI UI is due for release in the coming month. As we approach this deadline, the teams at OpenSLX and PortalMedia are busy putting the final touches …Continue EaaSI Update December 2019 – January 2020

News, Project Updates

Investigating Emulation as a Service for Reproducible Research at Yale

Presentation given at the 2020 Librarians Building Momentum for Reproducible Research virtual conference.    

Presentations, Resources

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)

News, Staff Updates

EaaSI Wikidata Report: January 2020

This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and January 2020.

Reports, Resources
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