Software Preservation Program Manager
The Scaling Emulation and Software Preservation Infrastructure (EaaSI) program is expanding the capabilities of the Emulation-as-a-Service model to enable broader access and use of preserved software and digital objects. Led by the Digital Preservation services team at Yale University Library, the EaaSI program of work is focused on the development of technology and services that support distributed management, documentation, sharing, and use of emulated software across a broad range of disciplines. In the spring of 2019, the project will launch a beta instance of the EaaSI Network service, which will enable partner institutions to share emulated environments between members of the network. This presentation will provide an overview of the project goals and outcomes; technological, legal, and inter-institutional challenges encountered; and lessons learned that have informed our current and future work.