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Finally, a first semi-public demo instance is available to the OPF community. The current version features – an overview on basic emulation services; different emulator + OS platforms are available for testing. The next bwFLA release will feature a sophisticated user management, i.e. users can start with a base image, clone this image as a […]

By Klaus Rechert, posted in Klaus Rechert's Blog

18th Mar 2013  1:45 PM  13177 Reads  No comments

Remote access to emulation, remote emulation and the emergence of a wide range of different cloud services, and end users interacting with them remotely through standardized (web-)client applications on their various devices offers the chance to combine both into an integrated access system to various obsolete computer environments. In order to provide a wide range […]

By Dirk von Suchodoletz, posted in Dirk von Suchodoletz's Blog

8th Jan 2013  11:23 AM  18044 Reads  2 Comments

In the middle of November 2012, the first OPF Hackathon on Emulation took place in Freiburg, Germany. It brought together practitioners from different national libraries, library information services as well as a couple of researchers in the domain. The aim of the three-day Hackathon was to work on practical use-cases and real-live challenges stemming from […]

By Dirk von Suchodoletz, posted in Dirk von Suchodoletz's Blog

4th Dec 2012  3:15 PM  12444 Reads  No comments

As many of you may know, Cal Lee, Andi Rauber and myself recently attempted to facilitate a broad discussion on emerging research challenges within the DP community at a workshop at IPRES 2012. We solicited – and received (thanks again to all contributors!) – wide-ranged contributions from Europe, North America, and New Zealand. The invitation […]

By cbecker, posted in cbecker's Blog

13th Nov 2012  8:08 AM  13231 Reads  No comments

Coming up in the next month are two excellent OPF hackathons: the “Emulation, learn from the experts” hackathon and the “CURATEcamp 24 hour worldwide file id hackathon“. One follows the other with the emulation hackathon running from the 13th of November till the 15th and the File ID hackathon on Friday the 16th.  This seems […]

By Euan Cochrane, posted in Euan Cochrane's Blog

29th Oct 2012  2:29 AM  12364 Reads  No comments

We are currently preparing for the OPF Hackathon from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15 in Freiburg i.B., Germany. To provide you all with a preview of what to expect in the practical sessions we have set up a demo-server hosting our emulation framework. Currently we support about 10 different hardware/operating systems combinations covering MacOS 7-10, […]

By Klaus Rechert, posted in Klaus Rechert's Blog

23rd Oct 2012  4:17 PM  10714 Reads  No comments

The iPRES conference and with it the workshop “Towards Practical Emulation Tools and Strategies – State of the Art Research Meets Real-World Requirements” in Toronto is finally approaching. The workshop will take place on the first day of the conference on Monday, October 1st. We updated the workshop program and added the different suggested topics […]

By Dirk von Suchodoletz, posted in Dirk von Suchodoletz's Blog

24th Sep 2012  12:51 PM  17886 Reads  1 Comment

Emulation is getting more and more relevant in digital preservation and thus got its first full-day workshop at this years iPRES in Toronto on 1st October. While emulation is now widely accepted as a necessary access strategy, mature software frameworks and workflows are still missing. The workshop provides the opportunity to present latest research results, […]

By Dirk von Suchodoletz, posted in Dirk von Suchodoletz's Blog

3rd Sep 2012  8:27 AM  11448 Reads  No comments

Emulation as a preservation strategy for memory institutions has been researched since Jeff Rothenberg’s article in Scientific American Magazine (1995). The strategy relies on emulating hard- and/or software that has become obsolete. Rendering a digital work by emulating the original platform for which it was originally created has the preservation benefit of recreating the (near)original […]

By bram van der werf, posted in bram van der werf's Blog

27th Aug 2012  7:14 PM  12173 Reads  No comments

Hardware emulators are software implementations of (past) computer architectures to reproduce original environments for a wide range of purposes. Most emulators and virtual machines are programmed for local access, which means that they are installed on the machine the user is working on. The screen output gets redirected into a window or the whole screen […]

By Dirk von Suchodoletz, posted in Dirk von Suchodoletz's Blog

14th May 2012  7:42 AM  16908 Reads  1 Comment