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Universal Virtual Interactor: Algorithmic recommendations for accessing software-dependent data in our collections

Sep 26 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

As part of the Scaling Emulation as a Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) program of work, we are developing the Universal Virtual Interactor (UVI). The UVI gives users the ability to click on a link to a digital object (for example in a library’s catalog or an archival finding aid) and have it “automagically” open in a representative version of the “original” software, within your web browser, using an emulator. Our goal with the UVI is to match digital objects to configured computing environments automatically. Moreover, our goal is to match them to the “best” environment, both from authenticity and functionality perspectives — ensuring the user’s ability to decide which environment is “best” is flexible. We look forward to discussing in greater detail with you all!


Klaus Rechert, EaaSI Emulation Architect and Lead Developer

Seth Anderson, EaaSI Program Manager

Date and time

Thursday 26 September at 16:00 CEST. The webinar will last approximately 45 minutes.


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Sep 26
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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