The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network.

Watch Webinar:
Time & Date:

April 25 // 8am PST – 10am CST – 4pm BST/CET


   + Jessica Meyerson (Software Preservation Network)

   + Paul Wheatley (Digital Preservation Coalition)

Lead Facilitator:

William Kilbride (Digital Preservation Coalition)

Supplementary Resources:

Websites & Blogs 

   + bwFLA – Emulation as a service website

   + CAMiLEON Project Website,*/http:/

   + JISC Funded Workshops on Software Preservation: Raising awareness of preservation issues within software development

 + Mapstalgia Blog, Josh Millard

   + Variable Media Initiative, Guggenheim website

   + Software Heritage website

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

 Articles, Reports & Presentations

   + Cochrane, E. Rendering Matters. Archives New Zealand.

   + Newman,J.(2011). (Not) Playing Games: Player-Produced Walkthroughs as Archival Documents of Digital Gameplay. International Journal of Digital Curation. 2011; Issue 2, Volume 6.

   + Swade,D.(1993). The Problems of Software Conservation. (Computer RESURRECTION, The Bulletin of the Computer Conservation Society [Autumn 1993].1993;Issue 7)

   + Software Heritage – Why and How to Preserve Source Code

   + SPN Curation Readiness Working Group Reports
Report 1: Exploring Curation-ready Software Use Cases
Report 2: Improving Curation-readiness

   + “The Emularity” blog post, Jason Scott, Internet Archive,

   + 2017 Report on the First IEEE Workshop on the Future of Research Curation and Research Reproducibility

   + 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 ⅚