The Idea Workshop
In commemoration of World Digital Preservation Day, the Software Preservation Network’s Community Engagement Collaborative is pleased to announce a new event – The Idea Workshop! The event will take place on Thursday, November 2 at 15:00 UTC (see your local …Continue The Idea Workshop
The 87% Missing Report and Digital Preservation Advocacy
While the video game industry and cultural heritage institutions agree that video games should be preserved for both entertainment and study, there is disagreement about whether the commercial market preempts the need for libraries, museums, and archives to expand their …Continue The 87% Missing Report and Digital Preservation Advocacy
Join a Software Preservation Network Working Group!
04.30.23 | Everywhere in the world
It’s that time of year again! The Software Preservation Network (SPN) is looking for new members to join our working groups. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the working group’s goals. Folks interested in joining any of …Continue Join a Software Preservation Network Working Group!
We are so pleased to announce the results of the ballot to confirm SPN’s Coordinating Committee for 2024! Please extend a warm welcome to SPN’s 2024-2025 Coordinating Committee members: Eric Kaltman (2024 – 2026) Lorena Ramírez-López (2024 – 2026) Scott …Continue Congratulations to New and Returning SPN Coordinating Committee Members for 2024!
SPN and the Coordinating Committee The Software Preservation Network launched as a sustained member-funded organization in 2021, after building as a volunteer network since 2017 and accelerating our instantiation through a seed-funded period in 2019-2020. The Coordinating Committee is the …Continue Software Preservation Network 2024 Coordinating Committee Nominations
SPN and Library Copyright Alliance Petition for Updated DMCA Rules to Expand Access to Preserved Software
The Software Preservation Network ended 2023 with a bang, filing its first set of arguments in the latest cycle of the triennial DMCA rulemaking. We were represented by our attorneys at the Harvard Cyberlaw Clinic, and joined in the filing …Continue SPN and Library Copyright Alliance Petition for Updated DMCA Rules to Expand Access to Preserved Software
The Software Preservation Network (SPN) Coordinating Committee and Working Group Coordinators are excited to share the following 2024-2026 goals, which were created through an iterative prioritization and community feedback process during 2023. The Software Preservation Network is a coordinated, distributed …Continue Software Preservation Network 2024-2026 Goals
SPN joined an amicus brief in Green v. DOJ, a lawsuit brought by the online civil rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation against the US government challenging key parts of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The suit argues that the Act’s …Continue Amicus Brief in Green v. Department of Justice