Software Preservation Program Manager | EaaSI Co-PI
Software Preservation Analyst
Digital Preservation Manager
Providing an update on the EaaSI emulation-as-a-service program, first introduced at CNI’s 2019 Spring meeting, members of the program team and partners will demonstrate use cases in which the system is applied for research and study of digital collections. The EaaSI program recently began its second phase, generously funded by the Sloan and Mellon foundations, continuing efforts to enable broader access and use of preserved software and emulation. This project briefing will include demonstrations of Yale University library’s emulation viewer for digital publications in the circulating collection, new functionality for secure remote access to digital special collections material, and the integration of EaaSI’s automated emulation recommendation service, the Universal Virtual Interactor (UVI), in the University of Notre Dame’s PresQT tool suite. These examples will illustrate how this developing technology makes possible new and exciting avenues for accessing digital collections.