A Tribute to Jack Tramiel

This project records with sadness the death of Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore and one of the great pioneers of personal and home computing.

Article published about Games Preservation

The online journal The Insider has published an article about the legal difficulties in preserving video games, with an interview with KEEP partner CSM

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It should be noted that The Insider has invited to Nintendo to comment.

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Welcome to the official website of the KEEP Project.

Keeping Emulation Environments Portable (KEEP) is a medium-scale research project which started on 1 February 2009 and ended on 31 March 2012. KEEP was co-financed by the EC's 7th Framework Programme (ICT-3-4.3 Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning priority).

The Project's ouputs can be accessed from this website under the Products / Results Tab on the top menu.

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If you are interested in the technical developments achieved within the project, please go to Technical solution description

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KEEP (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable) is developing emulation services (KEEP Emulation Services) to enable accurate rendering of both static and dynamic digital objects: text, sound, and image files; multimedia documents, websites, databases, videogames etc.

The overall aim of the project is to facilitate universal access to our cultural heritage by developing flexible tools for accessing, manipulating and storing a wide range of digital objects using emulation tools either to reproduce the original environment in which they were created or to enable those objects to be migrated accurately to another environment.

In addition to the development of a KEEP Emulation Framework, within which 3rd party emulators are hosted, the project is also supporting the development of a Virtual Machine which will permit other environments to operate independently of the actual software and hardware environments.

Project KEEP is co-financed by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7).