Automation is Documentation: Functional Documentation of Human-Machine Interaction for Future Software Reuse
Preserving software and providing access to obsolete software is necessary and will become even more important for work with any kind of born-digital artifacts. While usability and availability of emulation in digital curation and preservation workflow has improved significantly, productive (re)use of preserved obsolete software is a growing concern, due to a lack of (future) operational knowledge. In this article we describe solutions to automate and document software usage in a way, such that the result is not only instructive but also productive.
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