PIK - Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation
Fachzeitschrift für den Einsatz von Informationssystemen
Ed. by Müller, Paul
bwFLA – A Functional Approach to Digital Preservation
Emulation evolves into a mature digital preservation strategy, providing authentic functional access to a wide range of digital objects, using their original creation environments. In contrast to format migration strategies a functional, emulation-based approach requires a number of additional components, i.e. the full softwarestack required to render a digital object but also its configuration. The goal of the bwFLA project is the implementation and development of a distributed framework for emulation-based services and technologies to address Baden-Württemberg state and higher education institutes’ libraries’ and archives’ new challenges in digital long-term preservation.