The EaaSI team is excited to release our second Training Module: “Software vs Content.”
Every three months, a new training module supplements and expands on important concepts mentioned in the EaaSI User Handbook, opening the design and functionality of the platform to wider feedback, comment, and discussion.
The “Software vs. Content” training module asks us to revisit basic assumptions about the features that distinguish software from content -- highlighting the “context of use” and the “terms of access” as the greatest determinants of how resources (software OR content) should be configured and accessed in an EaaSI environment.
View and download the training module here: http://bit.ly/eaasi-training-module-2
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If you have questions for the project team, please contact the EaaSI Community Outreach Lead, Jessica Meyerson, at <jessica[at]educopia[dot]org>.
MORE ABOUT EAASI
The EaaSI program builds on previous work to apply the Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) framework for access and use of preserved software and digital objects. The project is focused on scaling the technological framework necessary for multiple institutions to configure, share, and access software and configured environments. EaaSI is focused on a distributed, community-driven architecture that sits on top of existing digital preservation infrastructure. This directly complements existing efforts by the Software Preservation Network and others to address key aspects of software preservation including legal advocacy, research about local software preservation needs, institutional capacity building for software preservation, collection development, professional development and training, and workflow recommendations.