Software resuscitation (comment)

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Friends:

This reference is from H-Bibl.  Below is a link and an excerpt.

Margaret

"Project revives old software, preserves ‘born-digital’ data," by Mike Cummings, for Yale News, February 13, 2018, https://news.yale.edu/2018/02/13/project-revives-old-software-preserves-born-digital-data

Digital preservationists at Yale University Library are building a shareable “emulation as a service” infrastructure to resurrect thousands of obsolete software programs and ensure that the information produced on them will be kept intact and made easily available for future access, study, and use.

Funded through a pair of $1 million grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the project will enable access to at least 3,000 applications, including operating systems, scientific software, office and email applications, design and engineering software, and software for creative pursuits like video editing or music composition.