Two Cohorts and Two Different Frames for Software Preservation and Emulation Practice

From the beginning, when we first learned about a developing network of people focused on exploring how we might preserve software, our team in Charlottesville saw a significant convergence of interests on the topic between the UVA Library and APTrust …Continue Two Cohorts and Two Different Frames for Software Preservation and Emulation Practice

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FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Library was interested in the Fostering a Community of Practice grant from the Software Preservation Network as a way to further develop and test our born digital archiving and preservation workflows for software and software-dependent digital …Continue FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Virginia

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FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Arizona

Like many institutions of higher education, the University of Arizona (UA) is currently evaluating ways to mitigate the significant economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by finding ways to cut costs across all areas of the research enterprise. These include …Continue FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Arizona

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FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Illinois

Involvement with the FCoP cohort has afforded and required prioritization of my attention and resources to closely engage with software preservation and emulation concerns. Our institution is steadily acquiring born-digital collections some of which include content created in complex, domain-specific …Continue FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Illinois

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FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: Georgia Tech

“I will be graduating with my degree in Computer Science at the end of this year. My junior design project is actually sourced around being able to use technology to connect medical mission trips to areas like Haiti and Vietnam …Continue FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: Georgia Tech

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Emulation: Enthusiasts and Skeptics Learning Side-by-Side (Node Reflections: Notre Dame)

Notre Dame started with the EaaSI project a little more than a year ago.We hoped that engaging in the pilot phase implementation cohort would help focus our institutional efforts at software preservation. Some of us on the team began the …Continue Emulation: Enthusiasts and Skeptics Learning Side-by-Side (Node Reflections: Notre Dame)

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FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: University of Arizona

As the project lead for the University of Arizona FCoP project team, I’ve realized that preserving and providing access to software is a lot like a jigsaw puzzle for three reasons: 1) it takes (a lot of) time to put …Continue FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: University of Arizona

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FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: Georgia Tech

retroTECH is a service and a lab space in the Georgia Tech Library. Our mission is to inspire a culture of long-term thinking, hands-on access to technological heritage, and individual agency over personal histories, archives, and data. It’s also a …Continue FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: Georgia Tech

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FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: University of Illinois

Staff from the University Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign joined the “Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation” cohort for the opportunity to focus on continued development on preservation of and access to born digital collections held in …Continue FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: University of Illinois

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FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim conservation department joined the “Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation” cohort to look at documentation and metadata practices for computer-based artworks. Involvement in FCoP falls under the museum’s ongoing Conserving Computer-based Art initiative (CCBA) with …Continue FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: Guggenheim Museum

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FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: Living Computers: Museum + Labs

Living Computers: Museum + Labs (LCM+L) joined the Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation cohort for the opportunity to test the Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) tool in our museum setting. LCM+L’s original project goal was to integrate a few of our …Continue FCoP 2019 Cohort Reflections: Living Computers: Museum + Labs

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