Wrap Up and Release of Workflows, Templates, Teaching Materials, Research Outcomes, Priorities for Action, and More!
Now that the Fostering Communities of Practice (FCoP) project has officially wrapped, we are proud to present the rich suite of resources and documentation produced by the FCoP cohort and project team over the past two years.
Our new FCoP project site tells the story of the project, from insights and process documents created by the cohort to a research paper by project research fellow Dr Amelia Acker based on her observations of three FCoP cohort sites.
We invite you to dig into the rich varied materials created by the cohort and project team. Some particular sections we’d like to draw your attention to:
- Cohort project materials: from software emulation procedure checklists to oral history-driven “software stories” to recommendations for expanding software preservation communities of practice to software use language in deeds of gift.
- Research reports: Dr Acker’s emulation white paper — intended for information professionals, institutional administrators, and funders — and an empirical study of preservationists implementing emulation programs, are available along with the research instruments for data collection related to the project.
- Templates: the cohort, and the FCoP project team, created a broad array of templates that preservation practitioners and archivists can use, share, and adapt for use in their own institutions.
- Teaching resources: this suite of preservation and emulation learning modules for library and archives educators was created by Dr Acker for use in educational settings. The resources include an introduction to emulation, a glossary of terms, and two case studies that include key questions for classroom conversation.
And that’s just a sampling — there are many more stories, insights, and documents now available on the SPN website, enough for both the beginning software preservation practitioner and the experienced software preservation expert.
From all of us, thank you for following along with the FCoP project — it’s been a rich and rewarding ride! We hope you find these documentation and insights useful, and we invite your feedback and ongoing engagement.
Recognizing the individuals, teams, and organizations that made FCoP possible
Project Lead: Monique Lassere
Project Team: Fernando Rios, Ken McAllister, Judd Ruggill
Living Computers: Museums + Labs
Project Lead: Cynde Moya
Project Team: Dorian Bowen, Stephen Jones, Josh Dersch
Project Lead: Wendy Hagenmaier
Project Team: Amanda Pellerin, Jody Thompson, usan Wells Parham, Bing Wang
Project Lead: Jonathan Farbowitz
Project Team: Joanna Phillips, Lena Stringari
Project Lead: Lauren Work
Project Team: Jeremy Bartczak
Project Lead: Tracy Popp
Project Team: Karl Germeck, Kyle Rimkus, Seth Robbins
Institute for Museum and Library Services
Program Officer: Ashley Sands
Principal Investigator: Zach Vowell
Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director: Jessica Meyerson
FCoP Cohort Faciliator: Matt Schultz
FCoP Project Researcher: Amelia Acker
FCoP Communications Consultant: Kelly Pendergrast