Emulation: Bridging the Past to the Future without Altering the Object

von Suchodoletz, Dirk and Welte, Randolph Emulation: Bridging the Past to the Future without Altering the Object., 2008 . In DPE, Planets and CASPAR Third Annual Conference: Costs, Benefits and Motivations for Digital Preservation 28-30 October 2008 Nice, France, Nice, France, 28-30 October 2008. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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Emulation is a strategy getting more noticed in the long-term digital archiving community. It can complement the up to now dominant migration and has significant advantages regarding dynamic digital objects. Nevertheless a range of success conditions are to be met for a successful reproduction of objects in the future. The formalization of it using View-Path (pathways) to identify necessary metadata and additional software components may propose extensions of the OAIS reference model. This presentation provides insights on workflow instructions for the emulation preservation strategy. The View-Path model requires extensions of the metadata set of the primary object of interest and depends on additionally stored secondary objects for digital ecosystem reproduction like applications or operating systems. This presentation also addresses strategies on reference environments and giving an outlook on means for running emulation processes on distance improving user convenience while maximizing emulation capabilities.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: digital preservation, dynamic digital object, emulation, view-path, pathway, software archive, application, operating system, archiving, emulator, QEMU, Dioscuri, MESS, MAME, requirements, object transport, GRATE, PLANETS
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AA. Library and information science as a field.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JH. Digital preservation.
Depositing user: Dirk von Suchodoletz
Date deposited: 07 Jul 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14727


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