AUG 22

Works in Progress Webinar: Scaling Software Preservation and Emulation Services - Introduction to the EaaSI Program of Work

Join this webinar to learn about scaling software preservation and emulation services to enable broader access and use of preserved software and digital objects.

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Seth Anderson, Yale University



The Scaling Emulation and Software Preservation Infrastructure (EaaSI) program is expanding the capabilities of the Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) model to enable broader access and use of preserved software and digital objects. Led by the Digital Preservation services team at Yale University Library in partnership with OpenSLX, DataCurrent and Software Preservation Network, 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 March of 2019, the project launched a beta instance of the EaaSI Network service, enabling founding EaaSI nodes (Carnegie Mellon University, Notre Dame University, Stanford University, Yale University, UC San Diego) to share emulated environments across the network. This presentation will provide an overview of the project goals and outcomes; technological, legal, and inter-institutional challenges encountered; organizational capacity-building activities; and a look ahead at the EaaSI roadmap for the coming year. 

This webinar will be of interest to those interested in learning more about software emulation, those who work with born digital collections, and those interested in emerging technologies.


  Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series

These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!








22 August 2019


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]