Evaluating Amnesia

Published in Saving Digital Stuff, 2020

A post for “Saving Digital Stuff”, a blog about born-digital archival collections at Yale University. Co-written with Alice Prael, Digital Archivist for Yale Special Collections, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

In this post, we discuss the disk imaging and evaluation process (via emulation) for offering access to Amnesia, a text-adventure game written by author Thomas M. Disch in the 1980s and distributed for Commodore, IBM PC and Apple II. The game was included with Disch’s papers, acquired by the Beinecke, and offers some unique challenges for access and context alongside the Disch collection.

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