This episode will explore current programmatic and project based initiatives to create the processes and infrastructure that will support a growing number of software (re)use cases/organizational users. Guests will highlight challenges and opportunities associated with scaling an institutional software preservation program, as well as scaling software preservation across institutions.

Discussion Questions:

  • Define scale in the context of your project. How is scale different from growth?
  • Are there aspects of software preservation that are not in scope for your project or program to tackle, but are nevertheless crucial to the long-term success of your project or programmatic goals?


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 Articles, Reports & Presentations

Preferred citation:

Software Preservation Network. Digital Preservation Coalition. (2018, May 23). Episode 5: Scaling Software Preservation and Emulation. Software Preservation Network.