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The CAMiLEON (Creative Archiving at Michigan & Leeds) project is a joint undertaking by the University of Michigan and the University of Leeds to investigate the recovery of old archived computer data that has become unreadable because of changing technology. The method proposed by CAMiLEON is to emulate the obsolete hardware using modern equipment.

The project's first case study is the multimedia edition of the Domesday Book created by the BBC between 1985 and 1986. The BBC published this work on Laser Discs in LVROM format, which can now be read only by a few machines, and there were fears that the data would become unreadable. CAMiLEON has successfully produced a system, DomesEm, that emulates the original hardware and allows the discs to be viewed.

External Reference

CAMiLEON website