Reading Room Prototype Emulation Based Object Access

Schmelzer, Sebastian and von Suchodoletz, Dirk and Rechert, Klaus Reading Room Prototype Emulation Based Object Access., 2011 . In iPRES 2011 - 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, Singapore, November 1-4, 2011. [Conference poster]


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The electronic collections of today's libraries, museums and archives are growing and increasingly have a more relevant role in the holdings. Memory institutions must address users' need to access a widening range of digital artefacts. Often the formats of those artefacts are outdated and they cannot be run or rendered on today's systems any longer. This is where emulation can provide the required digital environments suitable for a given object type. Practical research is being done at Freiburg University for the Open Planets Foundation on how to integrate different emulators for a number of original environments into a single graphical desktop. In this case study, options for future reading room systems like stateless Linux workstations are evaluated and prototypical implementations are demonstrated.

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: Digital preservation, reading room terminal, access system, emulation, stateless Linux workstation, automation, emulator, original environment
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JZ. None of these, but in this section.
L. Information technology and library technology > LZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Dirk von Suchodoletz
Date deposited: 17 Nov 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:20


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