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SPN Launch: January 2019

Dedicated Backbone Support Thanks to the investment of SPN members, we now have dedicated staff to scale up and support SPN’s organizational infrastructure. This is a significant win for all those involved in SPN past and future activities – filling a critical gap in terms of communications, coordination, alignment and bring […]

Service Provider Survey

The Software Preservation Network (SPN) Research Working Group invites you to participate in a survey on practices, needs, and gaps related to software preservation. Why Does This Matter? For decades, researchers and practitioners in information science, digital preservation, and allied fields have discussed the necessity of software preservation: preserving software […]

Field Report: Introducing Dr. Amelia Acker

About Dr. Acker Amelia Acker (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is an assistant professor in the iSchool at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests focus on the emergence, standardization, and preservation of new forms of data created with mobile information and communication technologies. Currently, she is […]

FCoP Update Nov 2018 – Jan 2019

FCoP Cohort Activities Emulation Sandbox Testing With the FCoP projects well under way at 6 different locations across the country, many groups are engaging with the complexities of software emulation and the EaaS platform since September 2018. The cohort shares an EaaS issue tracker with predefined issues categories including UI […]

FCoP Update February – March 2019

Post written by: Zach Vowell FCoP Cohort Activity Cohort Documentation In February, the FCoP cohort participants compiled a list of external resources they have used, consulted, or otherwise employed in their course of their individual FCoP projects. FCoP External Resources reflects the wide range of tasks and responsibilities that are […]

FCoP Update April – May 2019

Post written by: Zach Vowell A Project Finding: Most everyone who’s been involved in the Software Preservation Network has long suspected that license key authentication would be a roadblock to preserving software in a usable way. But it takes a project like FCoP to demonstrate that such suspicions are true […]

EaaSI Update Nov 2018 – Jan 2019

Post written by: Seth Anderson, EaaSI Program Manager New EaaSI Website As you may have noticed – EaaSI now has an extensible program subsite within the redesigned SPN website. As an affiliated program of SPN, EaaSI (thanks to support from the Sloan and Mellon Foundations) provided financial support for the […]

EaaSI Update February – March 2019

Post written by: Seth Anderson, EaaSI Program Manager EaaSI Beta Release During the months of February and March, the EaaSI Project Team put the finishing touches on the beta release of the EaaSI software. In February, team members conducted internal testing of the system. Tests focused on new features of […]