Vintage Computer Games, Missing Aircraft, and an Amazing Forensic Resource: An Interview with Douglas White of the National Institute of Science and Technology’s National Software Reference Library (NSRL)

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What do vintage computer games have to do with missing aircraft? Enter the amazing world of the National Software Reference Library, thanks to our guide, Douglas White!

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BIO:

Douglas White leads the National Software Reference Library project for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  He has 25 years of experience with distributed systems, distributed databases and telecommunication protocols, real time biomonitoring, real time videoprocessing, system administration and network monitoring. He holds both a B.A and M.S. in computer science from Hood College. He has given lectures for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, the Digital Forensic Research Workshop and other digital forensic conferences.

 

 

LINKS:
https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2016/09/digital-forensics-rescues-retro-video-games-and-software

www.nsrl.nist.gov – NSRL website

www.nist.gov/forensics – NIST Forensics topics

https://www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/tops/white/white.html – Video lecture on the Cabrinety-NSRL effort

https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2012/05/life-saving-the-national-software-reference-library/ – interview that includes the FDA story

https://Howtheygotgame.stanford.edu – Blogs by SUL staff including Henry Lowood and Charlotte Thai