Thoughts on “Considering Emulation for Digital Preservation”

I really appreciated John’s post on emulation and digital preservation which can be found on his blog here. While I have briefly covered the concerns of outdated technology such as floppy discs and cassettes, I haven’t spent a lot of time on the issue. It was nice to get the perspective of someone who has clearly dealt with the emulation technology. While I still need to read some more background articles on emulation, I think that John’s article showed how a current technological practice can be used to help preserve and use niche technologies that might otherwise fall by the wayside.

http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2014/02/considering-emulation-for-digital-preservation/