Overview

The Software Preservation Network seeks to support engagement across varying use cases, time zones, community groups, and ideas by anyone who has an interest in software preservation.

Working Group

The Community Engagement Collaborative is a new group that will support ongoing engagement both within the SPN community and with the broader digital and software preservation community. The collaborative will help plan both internal and external events that span focus areas, support new member on-boarding, and consider methods for engaging with other complementary organizations (i.e., SSI, RDA, DPC, Software Heritage, etc.). The group will also implement strategies and policies to ensure community engagement is in-line with SPN strategic goals and values to support an inclusive, positive, and respectful environment for participation. One of the group’s first tasks will be to establish an action plan, which may include things like organizing events or discussions on different software preservation topics; updating the SPN code of conduct; and developing member onboarding activities or materials.

Coordinators: Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University; Ethan Gates, Yale University Library

Members: Gabriel Fequiere Jr.; Jacob Zaborowski; Ahmet Akkoç, Data Horde; Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University; Cynde Moya, Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet); Jess Farrell, SPN Community Facilitator

Current goals:

  • Establish our initial Action Plan
  • Help plan both internal and external events that span focus areas, support new member on-boarding, and consider methods for engaging with other complementary organizations (i.e., SSI, RDA, DPC, Software Heritage, etc.)
  • Implement strategies and policies to ensure community engagement is in-line with SPN strategic goals and values to support an inclusive, positive, and respectful environment for participation.

Recent Activity