EaaSI November Resource Highlight: CMU Blog post "Historical Quasi-Artifacts and Interdepartmental Teams"

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Dear Colleagues,


We hope this message finds you all safe and in good spirits.

This month, the Emulation-as-a-Service-Infrastructure (EaaSI) team is happy to share our November Resource Highlight, a blog post by our partners at Carnegie Mellon University entitled “Historical Quasi-Artifacts and Interdepartmental Teams.” This post reflects on the importance of ensuring that a broad range of organizational functions and perspectives are represented in discussions about software collection development and emulation service design. 

Read the full post here: https://bit.ly/cmu-quasi-historical 

Resource Highlights are monthly opportunities for the EaaSI team to share our work more broadly. Resources range from staff blog posts that connect software curation and emulation to current events to capacity building templates that provide structured activities for digital curation practitioners to reports from our EaaSI partner organizations on their own emulation explorations.


UPCOMING

The December virtual event mentioned in our last message is being pushed to January. Registration opens next week for the January 2021 EaaSI Roundtable. The EaaSI Roundtable is a free, open, one-hour virtual event that brings together members of the EaaSI Network, researchers, and other conversants to discuss key topics pertaining to emulation and software reuse. January's Roundtable will focus on the topic of building awareness and shared understanding within your organization to build a coalition of stakeholders, each of which has a unique understanding of how software curation and emulation impact users, staff, and systems.

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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 emulated 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.


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Jessica Meyerson
Director for Research & StrategyEducopia Institute
The Maintainers, co-director
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Fellow

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Working from Austin, TX
jessica[at]educopia[dot]org | 512-864-4575
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