Archives

Seth Anderson

Seth began his relationship with digital preservation while studying Moving Image Archiving and Preservation at NYU. Prior to joining the team at YUL, Seth worked as a consultant with AVPreserve, on digital preservation projects for the Smithsonian Institution, United States …Continue Seth Anderson

Bios

FCoP Scenarios for (Re)Use & Access Template

FCoP, Templates,

In-Person Kickoff Exercises

FCoP Project Leads assembled at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA in August 2018. The 2-day In-Person Kick-Off Meeting was an opportunity for cohort members to examine their software preservation projects through the lens of metadata, existing digital curation …Continue In-Person Kickoff Exercises

Resources, Templates

University of Arizona​

Through Use and Emulation: Increasing Institutional Knowledge of Software Preservation with Computer Game Archiving​

Participants

Living Computers: Museum + Labs​

Emulation in the Middle Ages: Mainframes and Minicomputers​ LCM+L’s project will expand the software preservation discussion into the Middle Ages of computing. One of our institutional goals is preserving and sharing our digital heritage. This project is a pilot, and …Continue Living Computers: Museum + Labs​

Participants

University of Illinois​

Preserving Musical Notation and Composition Software Our interest in the Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation in Libraries and Archives (FCoP) project is to improve access to contents recovered from born-digital media. Specifically, we are interested in preserving, improving …Continue University of Illinois​

Participants

Georgia Tech​

Expanding Access Through Emulation: retroTECH Online​ In support of Georgia Tech’s dedication to innovation in entrepreneurship, learning, research, and improving the human condition, and of the Library’s commitment to catalyzing discovery, the mission of retroTECH is to engage the campus …Continue Georgia Tech​

Participants

Guggenheim Museum

Developing Metadata for Software-based Art (DMSA) In “Developing Metadata for Software-based Art” the project team plans to explore several questions related to metadata and description of software-based artworks, including: What information about an artwork must be collected to support its …Continue Guggenheim Museum

Participants

University of Virginia

Emulation in the Archives The ​Emulation in the Archives ​project will document and openly share reproducible technical and administrative workflows that result from the processing, preservation, emulation and access to software and digital materials in the Peter Sheeran papers. Though …Continue University of Virginia

Participants

Zach Vowell

Principal Investigator, Cal Poly State University Zach Vowell is the Digital Archivist in the Kennedy Library Special Collections and Archives, where he manages and develops digitization projects, acquires and processes born-digital archives. He coordinates the long-term preservation of the department’s …Continue Zach Vowell

Bios

Software Preservation Network project grant application

Software Preservation Network project grant application to the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Leadership Grants for Libraries programv

Publications, Resources

Software (Re)Use Cases

The “collections as data” initiative centers user communities and use cases in discussions about collection development. This episode highlights research use cases for software collections, and explores whether and how the “collections as data” approach is a useful response to …Continue Software (Re)Use Cases

Resources, Webinars

Software Preservation Bibliography

Software Preservation Bibliography” by Software Preservation Network’s Training & Education Working Group, January 14, 2020.The Software Preservation Bibliography is a living, curated Zotero library of resources, tools, organizations, and research related to software preservation. 

Publications, Resources

3D/VR Preservation: Drawing on a Common Agenda for Collective Impact

“3D/VR Preservation: Drawing on a Common Agenda for Collective Impact” in 3D/VR in the Academic Library: Emerging Practices and Trends, edited by Jennifer Grayburn, Zack Lisher-Katz, Kristina Golubiewski-Davis, and Veronica Ikeshoji. Published by Council on Library and Information Resources. 2019

External, Resources

A Preservationists Guide to the DMCA Exemption for Software Preservation

About the Guide A Joint Product of the Software Preservation Network and the Cyberlaw Clinic @ the Berkman Klein Center The 1201 exemption for “computer programs” went into effect on October 28, 2018 and will last until October 28th, 2021. …Continue A Preservationists Guide to the DMCA Exemption for Software Preservation

Guides, Resources

A Community Effort to Ensure Long Term Access to Digital Cultural Heritage

The Software Preservation Network (SPN): A Community Effort to Ensure Long Term Access to Digital Cultural Heritage, D-Lib Magazine, May/June 2017, Volume 23, Number 5/6

External, Resources

Software preservationists look ahead to enterprise focus

Software preservationists look ahead to enterprise focus, by Evan Koblentz, TechRepublic, April 17, 2017

Publications, Resources

Software Preservation Network Series: Overview

+ Software Preservation Network Series, BLOGGERS! The Blog of SAA’s Electronic Record Section – Overview – Legal and Policy Aspects of Software Preservation – Collecting, Processing, and Providing Access to Software – Prospects in Software Preservation Partnerships – Community Roadmapping for Moving Forward

Publications, Resources

Intellectual Property Rights Issues for Software Emulation

Intellectual Property Rights Issues for Software Emulation: An Interview with Euan Cochrane, Zach Vowell, and Jessica Meyerson, by Erin Engle, The Signal, January 22, 2016

Publications, Resources

Software Preservation Networks: A Model for Perpetual Access to Proprietary File Formats

“Software Preservation Networks: A Model for Perpetual Access to Proprietary File Formats”, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

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