SPN 2019 Highlights

Welcome to 2020! We hope that everyone enjoyed the winter holidays and a peaceful transition to the New Year. As we look ahead to the year ahead, we are thrilled to share a sampling of Software Preservation Network activities, accomplishments, …Continue SPN 2019 Highlights

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Google v. Oracle: A Landmark Software Copyright Case

This term the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Oracle v. Google, a major software copyright case. SPN members should keep a close watch on this case, as it could shape the scope of copyright protection for software as well as …Continue Google v. Oracle: A Landmark Software Copyright Case

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EaaSI Update October-November 2019

The Future of EaaSI October 3, 2020 marked the first time every member of the EaaSI team was gathered in the same place. Team members came to New Haven came from Germany, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin to present the achievements …Continue EaaSI Update October-November 2019

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FCoP Update October-November 2019

FCoP Reflections Blog Post Series: Continuing our FCoP Reflections Blog Post Series, we are happy to share posts from Georgia Tech and University of Illinois: Wendy Hagenmaier of Georgia Tech writes about skunkworks in the library, building bridges between data …Continue FCoP Update October-November 2019

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Stacktrace: Volume 2, Issue 6 (Oct 2019 – Nov 2019)

The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: SPN Wins NDSA Innovation Award Upcoming Software Preservation Quarterly Community Forum and Law & Policy Chat Updates from SPN affiliated projects (EaaSI and FCoP) Read the full issue …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 2, Issue 6 (Oct 2019 – Nov 2019)

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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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Field Report #5: University of Virginia

University of Virginia: Keeping Software Present with Emulation in the Archives It’s been a few months since my last fieldwork visit for the FCoP project! In August, I was hosted by cohort team member Lauren Work at the UVA Library. …Continue Field Report #5: University of Virginia

Field Reports, News

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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Software Preservation Networks Joins Amicus Brief Filed with the Supreme Court

Last week, the Software Preservation Network joined an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court. In this blog post, I’ll say a little bit about the case, Allen v. Cooper, and, since this is the first time SPN has joined an …Continue Software Preservation Networks Joins Amicus Brief Filed with the Supreme Court

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FCoP Update August-September 2019

FCoP Reflections Blog Post Series: In our last STACKTRACE update, we announced the kick-off of the FCoP Reflections Blog Post Series running August through May 2020 (the end of the FCoP grant). We are excited to share our first two …Continue FCoP Update August-September 2019

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EaaSI Update August – September 2019

Spreading the Word Multithreading Software Preservation and Emulation August began with the day-long Multithreading Software Preservation and Emulation workshop at the Austin Public Library during the 2019 SAA Conference. The event included introductions to the Fostering Communities of Practice cohort …Continue EaaSI Update August – September 2019

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Stacktrace: Volume 2, Issue 5 (Aug 2019 – Sept 2019)

The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: SPN’s Research Working Group Presents at iPres 2019  Member Profiles Published for Duke University, MIT Libraries, and University of Virginia Library Updates from SPN affiliated projects (EaaSI and …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 2, Issue 5 (Aug 2019 – Sept 2019)

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Crafting Community Goals: Reflections from SPN’s Steering Committee

How do you ensure you’re still on track with your strategic thinking, now that you’ve got the input and attention of more people? Further, how do you ensure that the goals you do create can be accomplished? The Steering Committee …Continue Crafting Community Goals: Reflections from SPN’s Steering Committee

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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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Member Profile: University of Virginia Library

Tell us about the software preservation program at your organization. Sherry: “UVA is increasingly committed to software preservation from an archival and preservation view, thanks in large part to a growing group of Library staff members involved in the Software …Continue Member Profile: University of Virginia Library

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Field Report #4: GeorgiaTech retroTECH

Second Site Visit: GeorgiaTech Hi y’all, In July I visited the Georgia Tech Library’s Retrocomputing Lab also known as retroTECH! Located in the Special Collections and Archives unit, this lab’s mission is focused on supporting the Georgia Tech campus community in …Continue Field Report #4: GeorgiaTech retroTECH

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Who Preserves EaaSI?: In Pursuit of an EaaSI Preservation Package

Greetings from Claire Fox, EaaSI Summer Intern My name is Claire Fox, and I’m a graduate student in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at New York University. I’ve been spending my summer at Yale University Libraries Digital Preservation …Continue Who Preserves EaaSI?: In Pursuit of an EaaSI Preservation Package

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Member Profile: MIT Libraries

Tell us about the software preservation program at your organization. Software preservation is a continuing need at MIT. MIT Libraries preserves the scholarly research outcomes of the Institute, which are often comprised of  software or software-dependent data. We also have many archival …Continue Member Profile: MIT Libraries

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