May 20, 2022

Digital Preservation: "Emulation: A Useful Solution For Long-Term Access"

From the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek):

In 2009, the European project KEEP started (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable). KEEP is doing research and development into technical and legal possibilities and challenges to give long-term access to digital information using emulation. Within this project and beyond, the National Library of the Netherlands has invested significant time and money in developing new software to help achieve this goal. On 26 and 27 October 2011, the KEEP project presented its intermediate results in a workshop dedicated to professionals in the field of preservation and data management.


The KEEP project ends in February 2012. At that time, not all components mentioned above will be finished, so there is still work to be done. The KEEP project team is currently investigating how to continue work after the project’s lifetime , and how to ensure that project results will be sustainable.

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