In February 2013, Cornell University received a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop PAFDAO: preservation and access frameworks for complex digital media art objects. This research and development project was undertaken in cooperation with the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, part of Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. This paper provides an overview of PAFDAO's outcomes, focusing on technical and also curatorial components of the project that might be applied to comparable collections at other institutions. The authors outline their imaging workflow and metadata framework, and describe their methods for addressing questions of cultural authenticity and considerations related to their decision to adopt emulation as an access strategy.
Dianne Dietrich, Madeleine Casad, Jason Kovari, "Preserving and Emulating Digital Art Objects" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2015, 2015, pp 44 - 48, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2015.12.1.art00011