The Software Preservation Network invites you to join us for the upcoming Quarterly Software Curation & Preservation Community Forum taking place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8 am PT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET / 3 pm UTC.

Each quarter, we invite our colleagues across professional and disciplinary communities to participate in an hour-long discussion on topics related to software curation, preservation, and reuse.

The Winter 2020 Community Forum will feature a discussion with ethical AI researchers, lawyers, and digital preservation and curation practitioners about the role of cultural repositories (such as libraries, archives, museums) in supporting long-term access to software and its composite algorithms. Featured speakers include:

    • Keith Porcaro, lawyer and technologist at the Berkman Klein Center whose work focuses on how technology mediates legal decision-making
    • Stephen Abrams, digital preservation practitioner from Harvard University

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  • Type: Quarterly Forum
  • Date: 12.01.20
  • Location: Virtual


  • Registration Dates: Sign up on the SPN list anytime before December 1st to receive an invitation.
  • Cost: Free
  • Scholarship information:

    This event is free and open to all.

  • Available Spaces: 100