Blogs

EaaS: Image and Object Archive — Requirements, Implementation and Example Use-Cases

bwFLA's Emulation-as-a-Service makes emulation widely available for non-experts and could prove emulation as a valuable tool in digital preservation workflows. Providing these emulation services to access preserved and archived digital objects poses further challenges to data management. Digital artifacts are usually stored and maintained in dedicated repositories and object owners want to – or are required to – stay in control over their intellectual property. This article discusses the problem of managing virtual images, i.e. virtual harddisks bootable by an emulator, and derivatives thereof but the solution proposed can be applied to any digital artifact.

A VM4C3PO

We have just set up a vagrant environment for C3PO. It starts a headless vm where the C3PO related functionalities (Mongodb, Play, a downloadable commandline jar) are managable from the host's browser. Further, the vm itself has all relevant processes configured at start-up independently from vagrant, so it can be, once created, downloaded and used as a stand-alone C3PO vm. We think this could be a scenario applicable to other SCAPE projects as well. The following is a summary of the ideas we've had and the experiences we've made.

CSV Validator version 1.0 release

Following on from my previous brief post announcing the beta release of the CSV Validator, http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/blogs/2014-03-21-csv-validator-beta-releases, today we've made the formal version 1.0 release of the CSV Validator and the associated CSV Schema Language.  I've described this in more detail on The NAtional Archives' blog, 

New QA tool for finger detection on scans

I would like to draw your attention to the new QA tool for finger detection on scans: https://github.com/openplanets/finger-detection-tool. This tool was developed by AIT in scope of the SCAPE project.

 

Checking to identify fingers on scan manually is a very time-consuming and error-prone process. You need a tool to help you: Fingerdet.

Fingerdet is an open source tool which:

EaaS in Action — And a short meltdown due to a friendly DDoS

On June 24th 9.30 AM EST Dragan Espenschied, Digital Conservator at Rhizome NY, released an editorial on rhizome.org featuring a restored home computer previously owned by Cory Arcangel. The article uses an embedded emulator powered by the bwFLA Emulation as a Service framework and the University of Freiburg’s computing center. The embedded emulator allows readers to explore and interact with the re-enacted machine.