Preserve and Play: A Symposium on Video Games Heritage

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Preserve and Play: A Symposium on Video Games Heritage

The Scottish Council on Archives (SCA) is holding a short online symposium on 1 November to discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities around video games preservation. While video games have become an essential part of contemporary culture, preserving them for future generations poses unique difficulties due to the rapidly evolving nature of technology and the complex legal and logistical issues involved. However, there are also exciting opportunities to ensure the long-term accessibility and study of video games as cultural artifacts.

Challenges include technical obsolescence; copyright and legal complexities; data and format preservation while opportunities include academic and research potential; emulation; and engaging with communities and fans.

Speakers and full programme will be announced shortly.

To reserve your place now, click here.

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