Emulation in the Archives

The ​Emulation in the Archives ​project will document and openly share reproducible technical and administrative workflows that result from the processing, preservation, emulation and access to software and digital materials in the Peter Sheeran papers. Though final documentation will focus on successful, adaptable workflows, the project team will also thoroughly publicly document the parallel failures, roadblocks, and resourcing realities that will serve to inform successful approaches within the preservation community at large in the future. The project will also build on, test, and document the application of developing software preservation standards, such as metadata crosswalks and legal frameworks, and function as an empirical example for software preservation needs in cultural heritage communities.