This report is a continuation of Exploring Curation-ready Software: Use Cases by Rios et al. (2017)
The Software Preservation Network’s Curation-ready Software working group endeavors to develop use-case driven guidelines for improving the quality of preserved software given available resources (“curation-readiness”), including expertise, technical infrastructure, and time. This report is a continuation of Exploring Curation-ready Software: Use Cases by Rios et al. (2017). In that report, a series of software preservation use cases, spanning the archival/museum and research perspectives were presented. The purpose was to detail some of the intricacies which need to be considered when preserving software in each case. This included identifying stakeholders, outlining specific preservation goals, and outlining stakeholder responsibilities. This report aims to further expand what it means to preserve software in the context of each use case and how one might move closer to that goal by making software curation-ready.