FCoP Update April – May 2019

Post written by: Zach Vowell A Project Finding: Most everyone who’s been involved in the Software Preservation Network has long suspected that license key authentication would be a roadblock to preserving software in a usable way. But it takes a project like FCoP to demonstrate that such suspicions are true Read more…

EaaSI Update April – May 2019

Post written by: Seth Anderson, EaaSI Program Manager Introducing PortalMedia! In the first week of April, the EaaSI project team convened (in-person and virtually) with its newest member, PortalMedia, to kickoff planning for updates to the EaaSI system’s user experience and interface. PortalMedia comes to us from the great state Read more…

FCoP Update February – March 2019

Post written by: Zach Vowell FCoP Cohort Activity Cohort Documentation In February, the FCoP cohort participants compiled a list of external resources they have used, consulted, or otherwise employed in their course of their individual FCoP projects. FCoP External Resources reflects the wide range of tasks and responsibilities that are Read more…

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Service Provider Survey

The Software Preservation Network (SPN) Research Working Group invites you to participate in a survey on practices, needs, and gaps related to software preservation. Why Does This Matter? For decades, researchers and practitioners in information science, digital preservation, and allied fields have discussed the necessity of software preservation: preserving software Read more…

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SPN Launch: January 2019

Dedicated Backbone Support Thanks to the investment of SPN members, we now have dedicated staff to scale up and support SPN’s organizational infrastructure. This is a significant win for all those involved in SPN past and future activities – filling a critical gap in terms of communications, coordination, alignment and bring Read more…

Field Report: Introducing Dr. Amelia Acker

About Dr. Acker Amelia Acker (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is an assistant professor in the iSchool at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests focus on the emergence, standardization, and preservation of new forms of data created with mobile information and communication technologies. Currently, she is Read more…

EaaSI Update Nov 2018 – Jan 2019

Post written by: Seth Anderson, EaaSI Program Manager New EaaSI Website As you may have noticed – EaaSI now has an extensible program subsite within the redesigned SPN website. As an affiliated program of SPN, EaaSI (thanks to support from the Sloan and Mellon Foundations) provided financial support for the Read more…