Quarterly Community Forums

The purpose of the Quarterly Community Forums is to bring together colleagues across professional and disciplinary communities to participate in an hour-long discussion on topics related to software curation, preservation and reuse.

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Guides

In collaboration with strategic partners, the Software Preservation Network produces guides that empower practitioners and organizations to make informed decisions.

A Guide to FCoP Documentation

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Copyright Guide for Scientific Software

About the Guide This guide covers how to make it easier for others to use your software and how to build on the software that others have written. Today, science involves software. And although many scientists understand that their work …Continue Copyright Guide for Scientific Software

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A Preservationists Guide to the DMCA Exemption for Software Preservation

About the Guide A Joint Product of the Software Preservation Network and the Cyberlaw Clinic @ the Berkman Klein Center The 1201 exemption for “computer programs” went into effect on October 28, 2018 and will last until October 28th, 2021. …Continue A Preservationists Guide to the DMCA Exemption for Software Preservation

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Presentations

Software Preservation Network members, affiliated project staff, and backbone staff frequently give presentations to audiences in-person and virtual, large and small. As part of a broader outreach and communication strategy, presentations are one crucial way that SPN can grow the community of practice.

Towards a Universal Virtual Interactor (UVI) for Digital Objects

Presentation given at iPRES 2019  

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Participatory Design for Software Preservation and Emulation Services

Presentation given at the International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) 2018

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Complex Data Sets, Software Preservation, and Emulation: A distributed approach to long-term care

Presentation given at Research Data Archiving & Preservation (RDAP) Summit 2018

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Preparation and Process: Software Preservation and Emulation for Research Data

Emulation is now a practical strategy for preservation and access of software and  digital objects in stewarding research data collections. A growing software  preservation community is defining good/best practice and developing open  source tools that utilize emulation as a central …Continue Preparation and Process: Software Preservation and Emulation for Research Data

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Building a Leadership Network Among NDSR Cohorts Panel Discussion

Building a Leadership Network Among NDSR Cohorts Panel Discussion, NDSR Symposium, Washington, D.C.

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Software Sustainability and Preservation: Implications for Long-term Access to Digital Heritage

Software Sustainability and Preservation: Implications for Long-term Access to Digital Heritage (p.294), iPRES, Bern, Switzerland

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Introduction to the Software Preservation Network

Introduction to the Software Preservation Network, Academic Preservation Trust Member Meeting, Washington, D.C.

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Impact on the University as an Information Preservation Organization

“Software Preservation Network: Impact on the University as an Information Preservation Organization“, Archival Education and Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PN.

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Investigating Emulation as a Service for Reproducible Research at Yale

Presentation given at the 2020 Librarians Building Momentum for Reproducible Research virtual conference.    

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An Introduction to Emulation

Presentation at the NYU Institute for Fine Arts’ workshop “Digital Preservation: Caring for Digital Art Objects.”    

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Software Curation: Intersection of Policy and Practice

Panel presentation at Maintainers III in Washington, D.C. in October 2019 featuring perspectives on the materials that have to be maintained around the software in order to make the software meaningful including: research data curation librarian, service provider, legal expert, …Continue Software Curation: Intersection of Policy and Practice

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Participatory Design for Long-term Access: User Research, Software Preservation, and Emulation

EaaSI presentation given at Open Repositories in Hamburg, Germany in June 2019

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Software Curation: An Ecosystem of Users, Tools, and Services

Panel presentation at PASIG in Mexico City, Mexico in February 2019 featuring perspectives from different niches in the software curation ecosystem including: software sustinability trainer, software preservation and emulation infrastructure providers, a disciplinary liasion, and a legal expert.

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Scaling Software Preservation & Emulation Services

EaaSI presentation at Digital Library Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2018.

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Participatory Design for Software Preservation and Emulation Services

EaaSI presentation given at International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) in Boston, Massachusetts in September 2018

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Complex Data Sets, Software Preservation and Emulation: A distributed approach to long-term care

EaaSI presentation at Research Data Archiving & Preservation Summit in Chicago, Ilinois in March 2018

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Webinars

Reports

The Software Preservation Network working groups, affiliated projects, and governance committees produce reports that document the state of the field in different activity areas of software preservation. These reports are issued as authoritative snapshots and include recommendations for further analysis.

Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally (2021 Reflection)

Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally Prepared for the Software Preservation Network by Brandon Butler On April 5, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its opinion on the long-running litigation between Oracle and Google …Continue Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally (2021 Reflection)

Law Posts, News, Reports, Resources

EaaSI Case Study #1: The Would-Be Gentleman

NOTE: EaaSI Case Studies are formatted based on the FCoP Teaching Case Study template developed by Dr. Amelia Acker and published by the Software Preservation Network in June 2020 as part of the IMLS-funded Fostering Communities of Practice project.  Name …Continue EaaSI Case Study #1: The Would-Be Gentleman

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Google v. Oracle Oral Argument: Quick Takeaways for Software Preservation (2020)

Welcome, new readers, to the SPN website! If you’re interested in software preservation and the legal, technical, and social work required to Save Software Together, please take a look at how you can Get Involved and consider joining SPN today! …Continue Google v. Oracle Oral Argument: Quick Takeaways for Software Preservation (2020)

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Case Study 2 — Atari 2600 Game Hacks

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Fostering a Community of Practice at the University of Virginia Library: Final Report

This report summarizes the University of Virginia FCoP project, its outcomes and community building activities, and a set of next steps.

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Case Study 1 — Cooking Mama: Foodfight

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Glossary for Emulation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

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What is Emulation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums?

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Research Instruments: “Fostering Communities of Practice: Software Preservation and Emulation in Libraries, Archives and Museums”

The research instruments, including descriptions of data collected from this research can be found at the project’s dataverse in the Texas Data Repository: Acker, Amelia, 2020, “Fostering Communities of Practice: Software Preservation and Emulation in Libraries, Archives and Museums”, https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/U4ZJIJ, …Continue Research Instruments: “Fostering Communities of Practice: Software Preservation and Emulation in Libraries, Archives and Museums”

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PREPRINT Emulation Encounters: Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives, And Museums

If you’re interested in the scholarly study of emulation in digital preservation workflows or learning more about the FCOP cohort as a community of practice, you can read the preprint of “Emulation Encounters: Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives, And Museums,” …Continue PREPRINT Emulation Encounters: Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives, And Museums

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Emulation Practices in Place: Coordinating Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

If you are an information professional currently involved in implementing or planning software preservation programs and want to learn more about implementing emulation services, check out the report from this fieldwork, “Emulation Practices in Place: Coordinating Software Preservation in Libraries, …Continue Emulation Practices in Place: Coordinating Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

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EaaSI Wikidata Report: January 2020

This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and January 2020.

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EaaSI Wikidata Report: October 2019

This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and October 2019.

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EaaSI Wikidata Report: July 2019

This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and July 2019.

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EaaSI Wikidata Report: April 2019

This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and April 2019.

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3D/VR in the Academic Library: Emerging Trends and Practices

3D/VR Preservation: Drawing on a Common Agenda for Collective Impact Digital curation is now part of the repertoire of all computationally dependent domains, requiring mechanisms for alignment to address common digital curation challenges that are beyond the scope of any …Continue 3D/VR in the Academic Library: Emerging Trends and Practices

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EaaSI Wikidata Report: January 2019

This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and January 2019.

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EaaSI Wikidata Report: October 2018

This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and October 2018.

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EaaSI Wikidata Report: July 2018

This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and July 2018.

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EaaSI Wikidata Report: April 2018

This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing January, 2018 to April, 2018.

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Exploring Curation-ready Software: Use Cases

The 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.The Software Preservation Network’s Curation-ready Software working group endeavors to develop use-case  …Continue Exploring Curation-ready Software: Use Cases

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Exploring Curation-ready Software: Improving Curation-readiness

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  …Continue Exploring Curation-ready Software: Improving Curation-readiness

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Templates

In every aspect of the Software Preservation Network’s activities, we strive to abstract away useful and generalizable processes that aid in localized reflection on which activities are possible and in what sequence.

FCoP Teaching Case Study Template

Name of Case Study Catchy, fun, piques the reader’s interest Open question: does it include the software/hardware emulated? Unit + Institution’s name Team or unit that lead the emulation program and the institution where the team is located. Unit members …Continue FCoP Teaching Case Study Template

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In-Person Meeting Exercises

EaaSI Node Leads convened in November 2018 to review the EaaSI beta implementation process, discuss service design for emulation in local organizational contexts, prioritize project activities and review the Participation Agreement drafted in partnership with the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw …Continue In-Person Meeting Exercises

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Software Collections Inventory

EaaSI Software Collections Inventory is what is sometimes referred to as a Random (or spot) inventory. Random (or spot) inventories are extremely limited in scope. They are primarily used to verify the location of a representative sampling of objects. They …Continue Software Collections Inventory

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Scenarios for (Re)Use & Access

EaaSI Scenarios for Use & Access asks each Node Host to brainstorm scenarios for use and access they believe will drive the adoption of EaaSI; identify users whose use cases they believe may correspond with the scenarios for use and …Continue Scenarios for (Re)Use & Access

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Semi-Structured Interviews

EaaSI Scenarios for Use & Access asks each Node Host to brainstorm scenarios for use and access they believe will drive the adoption of EaaSI; identify users whose use cases they believe may correspond with the scenarios for use and …Continue Semi-Structured Interviews

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FCoP Scenarios for (Re)Use & Access Template

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In-Person Kickoff Exercises

FCoP Project Leads assembled at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA in August 2018. The 2-day In-Person Kick-Off Meeting was an opportunity for cohort members to examine their software preservation projects through the lens of metadata, existing digital curation …Continue In-Person Kickoff Exercises

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Exploring our Emulation Environment

The purpose of the “Exploring our Emulation Environment” exercise is to unpack and reflect on the range of curatorial decisionmaking required to configure an emulation environment. Participants are asked to consider metadata and technical challenges, as well as, use cases …Continue Exploring our Emulation Environment

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Soup to Nuts: Simulating Software

The purpose of the Soup to Nuts exercise is to revisit your Software & Collection Inventory and Scenarios for Use & Access to determine if those software cases/examples are still the cases/examples that you want to configure and test in …Continue Soup to Nuts: Simulating Software

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Prioritizing Software

This purpose of Prioritizing Software is to expose Node Hosts to National Software Reference Library software categories and their contribution to the EaaSI seed library; to provide an overview of the EaaSI software configuration workflow; and to connect the software …Continue Prioritizing Software

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Prioritizing Features

This purpose of Prioritizing Features is to encourage Node Hosts to articulate and prioritize possible features for each feature category of the EaaSI system including Search/Discovery Resource Import Environment Configuration Metadata/Description User Management User Interface Network Capabilities Data Management Access …Continue Prioritizing Features

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Envisioning Local Services

This purpose of the Envisioning Local Services exercise is to help your organization consider the specifics of the local service environment and create a list of short, medium and long-term goals that will help to bring software preservation and emulation …Continue Envisioning Local Services

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FCoP Software Metadata Template

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FCoP Software Collections Inventory Template

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Six Month Software Curation Plan

The purpose of this session is to develop a clearer sense of the project-specific and cohort goals over the next six months.

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Scenarios for Use & Access

The purpose of the Scenarios for Use and Access exercise is to articulate potential software (re)use and access scenarios, and to inform/verify your assumptions regarding (re)use and access scenarios by observing an end user.

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FCoP Documenting Digital Curation Template

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Baseline Cost Measurement

This purpose of the baseline cost calculator is to capture as much granular information about the costs of software preservation in different organizational contexts as possible – inlcuding start-up costs. We understand that every organization will vary in terms of …Continue Baseline Cost Measurement

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FCoP Inreach-Outreach Template

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Bibliography

Software Preservation Bibliography” by Software Preservation Network’s Training & Education Working Group, January 14, 2020.

The Software Preservation Bibliography is a living, curated Zotero library of resources, tools, organizations, and research related to software preservation. Help us to expand this resource by adding a reference to the Bibliography

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07.29.21EaaSI Training Module #4: Emulation, Virtualization, ContainerizationIntro to Emulation, Virtualization, Containerization: During this module, participants will learn about: What is the difference between emulation, virtualization, and containerization? Why does the difference matter for long-term preservation? How, …Presentationresourceseaasi training-education training-module
06.03.21SPN Signs on to Letter Welcoming US Trade Representative Katherine TaiIn March 2021, the Software Preservation Network, through a proposal from the Law & Policy Working Group approved by the Coordinating Committee, joined a letter to the new US Trade …Briefs/Filingsbriefs-filings law-posts spn-news resourcesadvocacy law-policy
06.03.21Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally (2021 Reflection)Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally Prepared for the Software Preservation Network by Brandon Butler On April 5, 2021, the Supreme Court issued …Reportslaw-posts spn-news reports resourceslaw-policy
03.30.21EaaSI Training Module #3: EaaS|EaaSI StackIntro to the EaaS|EaaS Software Stack: During this module, participants will learn about: What are the essential components of the Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) stack? How does the EaaSI platform build on …Presentationresourceseaasi training-education training-module
02.08.21EaaSI Roundtable #1 (2021): “What We Talk About When We Talk About Emulation”Summary: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Emulation” is a roundtable discussion featuring Eric Kaltman (California State University Channel Islands), Tracy Popp (University of Illinois), and Fernando Rios …Webinarresources webinarseaasi
01.20.21EaaSI Training Module #2: Software and ContentIntro to Software and Content Resources: During this module, participants will learn: What is the difference between Software and Content resources? How (and why) does the EaaSI platform treat them …Presentationresourceseaasi training-education training-module
01.11.21EaaSI Case Study #1: The Would-Be GentlemanNOTE: EaaSI Case Studies are formatted based on the FCoP Teaching Case Study template developed by Dr. Amelia Acker and published by the Software Preservation Network in June 2020 as …Reportsreports research resourcescase-study eaasi
10.14.20EaaSI Training Module #1: Emulation EnvironmentsIntro to Emulation Environments During this module, participants will learn about: Why does the EaaSI team refer to emulation and computing “environments”? What is an EaaSI “Environment” resource? What sort …Presentationresourceseaasi training-education training-module
10.13.20Google v. Oracle Oral Argument: Quick Takeaways for Software Preservation (2020)Welcome, new readers, to the SPN website! If you’re interested in software preservation and the legal, technical, and social work required to Save Software Together, please take a look at …law-posts spn-news reports resourceslaw-policy
10.05.20SPN Budgetary FrameworkOverview SPN has a flexible budgetary framework developed by the Membership & Executive Subcommittee in conversation with membership during the 2019-2020 seed-funded period. The framework allows us to adjust the …policies publications resourcesexecutive-membership-subcommittee governance steering
10.05.20SPN Resource Publication PolicyPurpose of this Policy Scope of this Policy Definitions Guiding Principles Publication Oversight Publication Review Process Part I: Review Publication Review Process Part II: Design & Promotion SPN Publication Tiers …Policiespolicies resourcesgovernance policies-procedures-committee
10.05.20SPN Working Groups Member and Coordinator ResponsibilitiesWorking Groups The SPN Working Groups reflect the five major activity areas of the Software Preservation Network – areas that SPN believes are critical to accomplishing our mission: metadata, law …Policiespolicies resourcesgovernance policies-procedures-committee
10.05.20SPN Working Group Formation and Recruitment ProcedurePurpose and Scope This document outlines the process and roles for forming and recruiting people to SPN working groups. It also defines how working group coordinators are appointed. Details on …policies resourcesgovernance policies-procedures-committee
10.05.20SPN Data Management PolicyPurpose of this Policy Scope of this Policy Guiding Principles Data Management Oversight Definitions Data Ethics and Legal Compliance Acquiring Data Metadata for Data Organization of Data Storage of Data …Policiespolicies resourcesgovernance policies-procedures-committee
10.05.20SPN Committee Formation and Recruitment ProcedurePurpose and Scope This document outlines the definition, process and roles for the formation and recruitment of SPN committees. SPN committees are recruited from within the SPN membership and oversee …Policiespolicies resourcesgovernance policies-procedures-committee
09.24.20SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Fundraising and Project FrameworkVersion 1 Prepared by the SPN Research and Innovation Subcommittee of the Steering Committee Document Lead: Aaron Choate, last updated May 13, 2020 Assumptions Grants and other fundraising will play …policies publications resourcesresearch-innovation-subcommittee steering
09.24.20SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Research and Innovation ContinuumVersion 1 Prepared by the SPN Research and Innovation Subcommittee of the Steering Committee Document Lead: Nance McGovern, last updated May 13, 2020 Purpose The SPN Research and Innovation Continuum …Publication (future)policies publications resourcesresearch-innovation-subcommittee steering
09.24.20SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Incubation of IdeasVersion 1 Prepared by the SPN Research and Innovation Subcommittee of the Steering Committee Document Lead: Sophia Lafferty-Hess, last updated May 13, 2020 Purpose This document outlines (potential) methods and …Policiespolicies publications resourcesresearch-innovation-subcommittee steering
09.24.20SPN Research & Innovation Framework: OverviewVersion 1 Prepared by the SPN Research and Innovation Subcommittee of the Steering Committee Document Lead: Dianne Dietrich, last updated May 13, 2020 Purpose The Research and Innovation Framework connects …Policiespolicies publications resourcesgovernance research-innovation-subcommittee steering
06.29.20FCoP Teaching Case Study TemplateName of Case Study Catchy, fun, piques the reader’s interest Open question: does it include the software/hardware emulated? Unit + Institution’s name Team or unit that lead the emulation program …fcop research resources templatesroll-up
06.29.20A Guide to FCoP DocumentationGuidefcop guides resourcesfcop
06.28.20Case Study 2 — Atari 2600 Game HacksGuidefcop reports research resourcescase-study fcop teaching-resources
06.28.20Living Computers: Scenarios for Use and AccessThis completed worksheet describes the Living Computers: Museum + Labs’ scope and outcomes for their Collections and Software Inventory. Information gathered during this exercise includes: Data sources referenced or searched …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop living-computers-museum-labs%e2%80%8b
06.28.20Living Computers: Software Collection Inventory SpreadsheetThis spreadsheet catalogs Living Computers: Museum + Labs’ the software and software-dependent items included in their Collections and Software Inventory. Information gathered during this exercise includes: Collection Name or Nickname …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop living-computers-museum-labs%e2%80%8b
06.28.20Living Computers: Software Collection Inventory WorksheetThis completed worksheet describes the Living Computers: Museum + Labs’ scope and outcomes for their Collections and Software Inventory. Information gathered during this exercise includes: Data sources referenced or searched …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop living-computers-museum-labs%e2%80%8b
06.28.20Guggenheim Museum: Software Collection Inventory SpreadsheetThis spreadsheet catalogs Guggenheim Museum’s the software and software-dependent items included in their Collections and Software Inventory. Information gathered during this exercise includes: Collection Name or Nickname Physical Location or …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop guggenheim-museum
06.28.20Guggenheim Museum: Software Collection Inventory WorksheetThis completed worksheet describes the Guggenheim Museum’s scope and outcomes for their Collections and Software Inventory. Information gathered during this exercise includes: Data sources referenced or searched to complete the …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop guggenheim-museum
06.28.20Guggenheim Museum: Scenarios for Use and AccessThis completed worksheet describes the Guggenheim Museum’s scope and outcomes for their Collections and Software Inventory. Information gathered during this exercise includes: Data sources referenced or searched to complete the …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop guggenheim-museum
06.28.20Fostering a Community of Practice at the University of Virginia Library: Final ReportThis report summarizes the University of Virginia FCoP project, its outcomes and community building activities, and a set of next steps.Reportsfcop reports resourcesfcop university-of-virginia
06.28.20University of Virginia: Scenarios for Use and AccessThis completed worksheet describes the University of Virginia’s scope and outcomes for their Collections and Software Inventory. Information gathered during this exercise includes: Data sources referenced or searched to complete …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop university-of-virginia
06.28.20University of Virginia: SAA 2019 Multithreading Software Preservation and Emulation Workshop NotesShared meeting notes from a workshop on Multithreading Software Preservation and Emulation presented at the 2019 Society of American Archivists conference.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-virginia
06.28.20University of Virginia: SAA 2019 Presentation Slide Deck Slide DeckSlide deck from a collaborative presentation (with University of Illinois) presented at the 2019 Society of American Archivists conference.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-virginia
06.28.20University of Virginia: World Digital Preservation Day 2019 Presentation Slide DeckSlide deck for a talk about software preservation, presented by the UVA team at the World Digital Preservation Day events held at the University of Virginia in November 2019.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-virginia
06.28.20University of Virginia: EaaSI Metadata Model V5This spreadsheet lists out the types and categories of metadata collected by UVA about different kinds of digital and software object, for use with EaaSI. The spreadsheet includes an individual …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-virginia
06.28.20University of Virginia: Archival Description Strategies for Emulated Software_V1.0This document is intended to specifically address description strategies related to born digital content dependent on software for access in the Sheeran Architects Records, as well as the description of …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-virginia
06.28.20University of Virginia: Digital Donor Checklist_V0.4This questionnaire and check list is designed to help collect information from donors about collections that are being acquired, especially when the collections contain born digital or software objects.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop roll-up university-of-virginia
06.28.20University of Virginia: Systems and Metadata DiagramThis diagram shows the relationships between different systems and repositories in UVA’s systems and metadata workflow.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-virginia
06.28.20University of Virginia: Software Questionnaire V1.0​This questionnaire document is designed to help gather information from donors and others about the context and content of work. It is meant for collections that have been flagged as …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop roll-up university-of-virginia
06.28.20Sustaining Software Preservation Efforts Through Use and Communities of PracticeThis paper, presented at the International Digital Curation Conference, describes the University of Arizona’s project and community-centered approach to preservation through use.Reportsfcop research resourcesfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Software Collection Inventory WorksheetThis completed worksheet describes the University of Arizona’s scope and outcomes for their Collections and Software Inventory. Information gathered during this exercise includes: Data sources referenced or searched to complete …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Scenarios For Use and AccessThis worksheet includes several key sets of work by the University of Arizona team: Detailing scenarios for use and access which includes: Types of stakeholders involved in each use case …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Born Digital Media Request WorkflowThis document describes the steps involved in on-demand born-digital processing at University of Arizona Libraries. Steps include: Initiating a request Acquisition Research and testing Forensic capture and preservation Forensic capture …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Commodore 64_128 Imaging WorkflowThis document outlines the steps required to copy files from and create disk image of disks that were written using the Commodore 64/128. Sections include: Hardware and software requirements Installation/first-time …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Disk Image Format Primer WIPThis document provides a broad overview on the practical uses of disk images as they pertain to archival practices and workflows. Sections include: What is a disk image? Why are …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Floppy Disk WorkflowThis document describes the University of Arizona workflow for creating disk images of 3.5” and 8” floppy disks. Steps include: Pre-imaging: Cleaning and set-up Installing the Kryoflux and Software (first …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Guidelines for Storing and Handling Removable MediaThis document provides a list of external resources as well as detailed information regarding the storage and handling for magnetic and optical media storage formats including: Floppy disks Internal hard …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: LGIRA Borrower FormThis document is a blank borrower form outlining the terms and conditions associated with borrowing materials from the LGIRA collection. The form also includes information about LGIRA including borrowing locations, …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Selection for Emulation CriteriaThis document is a scan of the LGIRA cataloging procedures for any new items that are added to the collection. There are specific instructions provided for different types of materials, …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: LGIRA Data Entry ProcedureThis document is a scan of the LGIRA cataloging procedures for any new items that are added to the collection. There are specific instructions provided for different types of materials, …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: ZoomFloppy Walkthrough Commodore SetupThis document provides instructions for setting up the ZoomFloppy hardware and software, which enables users to connect Commodore 1541/1571/1581 and CBM IEEE-488 drives to a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: EaaS Sandbox Workflow InstructionsThis workflow document outlines the steps for creating an emulation environment in the University of Arizona EaaSI sandbox. The sequence of steps assumes that the user is accessing the service …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Workflow Documentation DiagramThe diagram refers to the Workflow Documentation master document linked below.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20University of Arizona: Workflow DocumentationThis LGIRA workflow document includes detailed descriptions of the following stages: Appraisal: Determining the value of materials; can occur prior to or after acquisition Acquisition: Acquiring materials, physical transfer of …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-arizona%e2%80%8b
06.28.20Case Study 1 — Cooking Mama: FoodfightGuidefcop reports research resourcescase-study fcop teaching-resources
06.28.20Glossary for Emulation in Libraries, Archives, and MuseumsGuidefcop reports research resourcesfcop glossary teaching-resources
06.28.20What is Emulation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums?Guidefcop reports research resourcesfcop overview teaching-resources
06.28.20Teaching ResourcesExternalfcop research resourcesfcop results
06.28.20Research Instruments: “Fostering Communities of Practice: Software Preservation and Emulation in Libraries, Archives and Museums”The research instruments, including descriptions of data collected from this research can be found at the project’s dataverse in the Texas Data Repository: Acker, Amelia, 2020, “Fostering Communities of Practice: …Externalreports research resourcesfcop results
06.28.20PREPRINT Emulation Encounters: Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives, And MuseumsIf you’re interested in the scholarly study of emulation in digital preservation workflows or learning more about the FCOP cohort as a community of practice, you can read the preprint …Reportsfcop reports research resourcesfcop results
06.28.20Emulation Practices in Place: Coordinating Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and MuseumsIf you are an information professional currently involved in implementing or planning software preservation programs and want to learn more about implementing emulation services, check out the report from this …Reportsfcop reports research resourcesfcop results
06.26.20Georgia Tech: Scenarios for (Re)Use and AccessThis worksheet includes several key sets of work by the retroTECH team: Detailing scenarios for use and access which includes: Types of stakeholders involved in each use case Defining the …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.26.20Georgia Tech: FCoP Project PlanThis document includes a detailed six month project plan which outlines milestones and intermediate sets of work that the retroTECH team undertook to achieve those milestones.Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.26.20Georgia Tech: Kickoff Meeting Lightning TalkSlide deck from the FCoP 2018 Project Kick-off Meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b roll-up
06.26.20Georgia Tech: Oral History Project Interview Packet (Faculty/Staff/Alumni Donors)This interview packet contains the following: Purpose statement for the retroTECH Software Preservation Oral History Project Procedures, or “what to expect” when participating in an oral history Overview of the …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.26.20Georgia Tech: Oral History Project Interview Packet (Student Donors)This interview packet contains the following: Purpose statement for the retroTECH Software Preservation Oral History Project Procedures, or “what to expect” when participating in an oral history Overview of the …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.26.20Georgia Tech: User Testing Draft PlanThis plan outlines the following: Possible user test types Resources and examples of other user tests in archival projects Potential users and the retroTECH Online stakeholder categories that they correspond …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.26.20Georgia Tech: User Stories SpreadsheetThis spreadsheet template was used for collective ideation within the retroTECH team. There are five tabs in the spreadsheet: Guiding Question Stakeholder Roles & Definitions User Stories: Priority, Stakeholder Role, …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.26.20Georgia Tech: User Stories in Zenhub SnapshotThis image provides a snapshot of user story development and prioritization by the team within the retroTECH Online ZenHub account. Because retroTECH Online was partially a software development effort, it …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.26.20Georgia Tech: Review of the ARL Code of Best PracticesThis matrix corresponds to the ARL Code of Best Practices for Software Preservation and the Software Stories that were developed as part of retroTECH Online. The “Situations” listed in the …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.25.20Georgia Tech: Software Emulation Inclusion Criteria ChecklistThis checklist to help the project team identify which pieces of software they want to include in their pilot project.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b roll-up
06.25.20Computer Organization and Programming, GT CS2110This software story contains games and stories from Georgia Tech’s CS2110 course, Computer Organization and Programming. CS2110 offers an introduction to basic computer hardware, machine language, assembly language, and C …Externalexternal fcop resources software-storiesfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.25.20Media Device Architecture, GT CS2261This software story contains games and stories from Georgia Tech’s CS2261 course, Media Device Architecture. CS2261 covers knowledge related to controlling the interface between hardware and software in media devices, …Externalexternal fcop resources software-storiesfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.25.20RibbitThis software story contains an oral history with Dr. Lance Fortnow, as well as access to a game he created in 1982 called Ribbit. Dr. Fortnow was formerly Chair of …Externalfcop resources software-storiesfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.25.20Office of Jack Pyburn, Architect, Inc.This software story explores how architect Jack Pyburn has used technology to support his creative process. Pyburn is an Atlanta-based architect and recipient of numerous awards based on his work …Externalfcop resources software-storiesfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.25.20Technology Opportunity AnalysisThis software story contains oral histories with Dr. Alan Porter and Nils Newman related to software supporting the Technology Opportunities Analysis approach developed at Georgia Tech. A current iteration of …Externalexternal fcop resources software-storiesfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.25.20Interactive Media Technology Center Olympic SystemThis software story contains oral histories with Mike Sinclair and Scott Robertson, digitized footage, and documentation related to the Interactive Media Technology Center’s development of a multimedia system that played …Externalexternal fcop resources software-storiesfcop georgia-tech%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois FCoP Software Collection Inventory WorksheetThis completed worksheet describes the University of Illinois’s scope and outcomes for their Collections and Software Inventory. Information gathered during this exercise includes: Data sources referenced or searched to complete …Reportsfcop-proj-docs fcop resourcesfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Code4Lib 2019 Slide DeckSlide deck from the FCoP cohort’s presentation “Cohort4Lib” at the 2020 Code4Lib conference.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Preservation Week Presentation NotesPresentation notes for talk given about local involvement in and advocacy for FCoP and EaaSI as part of Preservation Week events.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Preservation Week Slide DeckSlide deck for talk given about local involvement in and advocacy for FCoP and EaaSI as part of Preservation Week events.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Data Interest Group Presentation NotesPresentation notes for talk given at the University of Illinois Data Interest Group about local involvement in and advocacy for FCoP and EaaSI.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Data Interest Group Presentation Slide DeckSlide deck for talk given at the University of Illinois Data Interest Group about local involvement in and advocacy for FCoP and EaaSI.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois & University of Virginia SAA 2019 Presentation NotesNotes from a collaborative presentation (with University of Virginia) presented at the 2019 Society of American Archivists conference.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois & University of Virginia SAA 2019 Presentation Slide DeckSlide deck from a collaborative presentation (with University of Virginia) presented at the 2019 Society of American Archivists conference.Reportsconf-preso fcop resourcesfcop roll-up university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Metadata Capture LocationsThis spreadsheet is used to capture input or metadata fields from several other assets where information about software or file formats is captured. The intent is that this document can …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Software Inventory Data DictionaryDocument providing some additional explanation on metadata fields found within the 2019_softwareCollection_Inventory_WorkingCopy.xlsx spreadsheet.  Software spreadsheet may have evolved since writing.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Collections Software Inventory SpreadsheetThis spreadsheet was developed by FCoP, and completed by the University of Illinois cohort team. It contains metadata fields established by cohort leaders.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Hembrough Software Project PlanProject plan for managing the Hembrough software collection donation. The plan is divided into four stages, and includes metadata and rationale for choices made in metadata capture and spreadsheet organization. …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Software Collection Inventory Working CopyExample of a spreadsheet used to capture metadata about software titles. Content is primarily from the Hemborough software donation collection stewarded by Digital Preservation Services.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Software SIP Readme TemplateTemplate for creating a README file to include in a software preservation submission information package.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Software Preservation Procedures WorkflowThis document is intended to serve as a master workflow for software preservation practice at the University of Illinois. It outlines the major task categories of acquiring, cataloging, structuring, imaging, …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Software Install Workflow TemplateThis fillable spreadsheet assists end-users in planning and documenting an install workflow.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop roll-up university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Digital Content Format RegistryThis document assists end-users in navigating the Digital Content Format Registry. This is intended for those who want to review the registry entries. The Digital Content Format Registry is open …Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois High Level WorkflowThis document identifies three classes of digital curation action events (media reformatting, software acquisition, digital content format research request) and next steps to starting the curation action.Reportsfcop resources workflow-docsfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Addendum To Deed of GiftAddendum to the deed of gift for electronic records. This document is intended to further disclose issues which a donor may not have with regard to donating their collections and …Reportscurator-docs fcop resourcesfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Donor GuidelinesThis document discloses key points to donors as they consider donating their digital materials. Intended to provide transparency and aid in informed consent of content donation, it should be part …Reportscurator-docs fcop resourcesfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20University of Illinois Pre-Accession Preservation Appraisal ReportThis document provides information on how content and media that a curator is interested in acquiring may be evaluated for preservation concerns. Includes assessing for file format challenges and software …Reportscurator-docs fcop resourcesfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20Using EaaSI at University of Illinois: Local SupplementThis document provides additional local information on the use of EaaSI at the University of Illinois libraries.Reportscurator-docs fcop resourcesfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.25.20Use of EaaSI at University of Illinois LibrariesThis informational document provides a brief overview of emulation, past and present forays into its use and general approach to future use of emulation at the University of Illinois libraries.Reportscurator-docs fcop resourcesfcop university-of-illinois%e2%80%8b
06.08.20Software Preservation and Emulation @ Stanford: A SymposiumEvery day we all make choices about our individual digital legacies through what we create, keep, and share. Software mediates all of those activities. The 2020 Software Preservation and Emulation …Webinarresources webinarseaasi software-symposium
05.26.20Towards a Universal Virtual Interactor (UVI) for Digital ObjectsPresentation given at iPRES 2019  Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
04.26.20Summer 2020 Quarterly Community ForumFeaturing: Virtual roundtable introducing the work of Fostering Communities of Practice (FCoP) cohort members and research themes from FCoP Project Researcher Brief overview of the FCoP project outcomes Brief summary …Webinarforums resources uncategorizedquarterly-community-forum roll-up
04.17.20Law & Policy Working Group Scope and Action PlanScope: The Software Preservation Network endeavors to ensure that cultural memory institutions and related entities can exercise broad and clear legal rights to engage in software preservation (including providing access …Publication (future)publications resources
03.29.20Copyright Guide for Scientific SoftwareAbout the Guide This guide covers how to make it easier for others to use your software and how to build on the software that others have written. Today, science …Guideguides resourceslaw-policy
03.28.20Law & Policy Working Group Scope and Action PlanScope: The Software Preservation Network endeavors to ensure that cultural memory institutions and related entities can exercise broad and clear legal rights to engage in software preservation (including providing access …Publication (future)publications resources
03.28.20Training & Education Working Group Scope and Action PlanScope: The Training & Education Committee develops resources and hosts outreach activities that raise awareness and broaden participation in software preservation. Training & Education plays an important translation role — …Publication (future)publications resources
03.28.20Research-in-Practice Working Group Scope and Action PlanScope: In support of the Software Preservation Network’s (SPN) mission to preserve software through community engagement, infrastructure support, and knowledge generation, the Research Working Group facilitates research projects that bring …Publication (future)publications resources
03.28.20Technological Infrastructure Working Group Scope and Action PlanScope: The Technical Infrastructure Working Group is responsible for understanding, comparing and articulating the infrastructural implications of different software preservation and access approaches. This charge may include specifications for computing …Publication (future)publications resources
03.28.20Metadata Working Group Scope and Action PlanScope: The Metadata Standards and Policies working group is responsible for developing, promoting and advocating for common metadata frameworks and related metadata standards, vocabularies, and ontologies that support software preservation …Publication (future)publications resources
03.28.20SPN Law & Policy AgendaGoals The Software Preservation Network endeavors to ensure that cultural memory institutions and related entities can exercise broad and clear legal rights to engage in software preservation (including providing access …Publication (future)publications resources
03.28.20Emulators and Configuration WorkflowsSummary: This webinar, the last in the EaaSI Webinar Series, is entitled “Emulators and Configuration Workflows” and addresses questions such as: What is your previous experience in using emulation software? Were …Webinarresources webinarseaasi
03.28.20EaaSI Metadata Model and WikidataThis webinar, entitled “EaaSI Metadata Model and Wikidata,” addresses questions such as: How does your organization create, manage or discover metadata about software and related resources now? What would you …Webinarresources webinarseaasi
03.28.20Participatory Design for Software Preservation and Emulation ServicesPresentation given at the International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) 2018Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
03.28.20Complex Data Sets, Software Preservation, and Emulation: A distributed approach to long-term carePresentation given at Research Data Archiving & Preservation (RDAP) Summit 2018Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
03.28.20Participatory Design for Long-Term Access: User Research, Software Preservation, and EmulationPresentation given at Open Repositories 2019packresourceseaasi
03.28.20EaaSI Tech Talk User GroupMore conversational, forum-style technical discussion and troubleshooting among the EaaSI network can also be viewed on the EaaSI Tech Talk Google Group.packexternal resourceseaasi
03.28.20EaaSI GitLabSystem requirements and the EaaSI User Handbook will be hosted on GitLab to allow for seamless integration with our development team’s workflows, and easy access for Node Hosts to bug …packexternal resourceseaasi
03.17.20Preparation and Process: Software Preservation and Emulation for Research DataEmulation is now a practical strategy for preservation and access of software and  digital objects in stewarding research data collections. A growing software  preservation community is defining good/best practice and …Presentationpresentations resources
03.10.20Spring 2020 Quarterly Community ForumFeaturing: University of Arizona Software Preservation Campus Interest Group IDCC Software Preservation Track Software Preservation and Emulation for Research Data Curators (Workshop) Sustaining Software Preservation Efforts through Use and Communities …Forumforums resourcesquarterly-community-forum
03.01.20In-Person Meeting ExercisesEaaSI Node Leads convened in November 2018 to review the EaaSI beta implementation process, discuss service design for emulation in local organizational contexts, prioritize project activities and review the Participation …Templateresources templateseaasi
03.01.20Software Collections InventoryEaaSI Software Collections Inventory is what is sometimes referred to as a Random (or spot) inventory. Random (or spot) inventories are extremely limited in scope. They are primarily used to …Templateresources templateseaasi
03.01.20Scenarios for (Re)Use & AccessEaaSI Scenarios for Use & Access asks each Node Host to brainstorm scenarios for use and access they believe will drive the adoption of EaaSI; identify users whose use cases …Templateresources templateseaasi
03.01.20Semi-Structured InterviewsEaaSI Scenarios for Use & Access asks each Node Host to brainstorm scenarios for use and access they believe will drive the adoption of EaaSI; identify users whose use cases …Templateresources templateseaasi
02.29.20FCoP Scenarios for (Re)Use & Access TemplateTemplatefcop templates resourcesfcop roll-up
02.29.20In-Person Kickoff ExercisesFCoP Project Leads assembled at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA in August 2018. The 2-day In-Person Kick-Off Meeting was an opportunity for cohort members to examine their software …Templateresources templatesfcop
02.25.20Software Preservation Network project grant applicationSoftware Preservation Network project grant application to the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Leadership Grants for Libraries programvpackpublications resources
02.25.20Software (Re)Use CasesThe “collections as data” initiative centers user communities and use cases in discussions about collection development. This episode highlights research use cases for software collections, and explores whether and how …Webinarresources webinars
02.25.20Software Preservation BibliographySoftware Preservation Bibliography” by Software Preservation Network’s Training & Education Working Group, January 14, 2020.The Software Preservation Bibliography is a living, curated Zotero library of resources, tools, organizations, and research related …publications resources
02.25.203D/VR Preservation: Drawing on a Common Agenda for Collective Impact“3D/VR Preservation: Drawing on a Common Agenda for Collective Impact” in 3D/VR in the Academic Library: Emerging Practices and Trends, edited by Jennifer Grayburn, Zack Lisher-Katz, Kristina Golubiewski-Davis, and Veronica Ikeshoji. Published …packexternal resources
02.25.20A Preservationists Guide to the DMCA Exemption for Software PreservationAbout the Guide A Joint Product of the Software Preservation Network and the Cyberlaw Clinic @ the Berkman Klein Center The 1201 exemption for “computer programs” went into effect on …Guideguides resourceslaw-policy
02.25.20A Community Effort to Ensure Long Term Access to Digital Cultural HeritageThe Software Preservation Network (SPN): A Community Effort to Ensure Long Term Access to Digital Cultural Heritage, D-Lib Magazine, May/June 2017, Volume 23, Number 5/6packexternal resources
02.25.20Software preservationists look ahead to enterprise focusSoftware preservationists look ahead to enterprise focus, by Evan Koblentz, TechRepublic, April 17, 2017packpublications resources
02.25.20Software Preservation Network Series: Overview+ Software Preservation Network Series, BLOGGERS! The Blog of SAA’s Electronic Record Section – Overview – Legal and Policy Aspects of Software Preservation – Collecting, Processing, and Providing Access to Software – Prospects in Software …packpublications resources
02.25.20Intellectual Property Rights Issues for Software EmulationIntellectual Property Rights Issues for Software Emulation: An Interview with Euan Cochrane, Zach Vowell, and Jessica Meyerson, by Erin Engle, The Signal, January 22, 2016packpublications resources
02.25.20Software Preservation Networks: A Model for Perpetual Access to Proprietary File Formats“Software Preservation Networks: A Model for Perpetual Access to Proprietary File Formats”, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.packpublications resources
02.25.20Building a Leadership Network Among NDSR Cohorts Panel DiscussionBuilding a Leadership Network Among NDSR Cohorts Panel Discussion, NDSR Symposium, Washington, D.C.Presentationpresentations resources
02.25.20Software Sustainability and Preservation: Implications for Long-term Access to Digital HeritageSoftware Sustainability and Preservation: Implications for Long-term Access to Digital Heritage (p.294), iPRES, Bern, SwitzerlandPresentationpresentations resources
02.25.20Introduction to the Software Preservation NetworkIntroduction to the Software Preservation Network, Academic Preservation Trust Member Meeting, Washington, D.C.Forumpresentations resources
02.25.20Impact on the University as an Information Preservation Organization“Software Preservation Network: Impact on the University as an Information Preservation Organization“, Archival Education and Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PN.Presentationpresentations resources
02.25.20Software-as-a-Subject, an episode of ‘Lost in the Stacks”packexternal resources
02.20.20Exploring our Emulation EnvironmentThe purpose of the “Exploring our Emulation Environment” exercise is to unpack and reflect on the range of curatorial decisionmaking required to configure an emulation environment. Participants are asked to …Templateresources templateseaasi resource-highlight
01.28.20Investigating Emulation as a Service for Reproducible Research at YalePresentation given at the 2020 Librarians Building Momentum for Reproducible Research virtual conference.    Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
01.01.20EaaSI Wikidata Report: January 2020This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and January 2020.Reportsreports resourceseaasi
12.19.19Winter 2019 Quarterly Community ForumFeaturing: Software Heritage Acquisition Process (based on work with the University of Pisa) “Experimental Archaeology of CAD” – Legacy Software and Emulation in the Classroom Silicon Valley Archives GitHub Arctic …Forumforums resourcesquarterly-community-forum
12.01.19Soup to Nuts: Simulating SoftwareThe purpose of the Soup to Nuts exercise is to revisit your Software & Collection Inventory and Scenarios for Use & Access to determine if those software cases/examples are still …Templateresources templateseaasi
10.31.19EaaSI Wikidata Report: October 2019This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and October 2019.Reportsreports resourceseaasi
10.11.19An Introduction to EmulationPresentation at the NYU Institute for Fine Arts’ workshop “Digital Preservation: Caring for Digital Art Objects.”    Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
10.07.19Software Curation: Intersection of Policy and PracticePanel presentation at Maintainers III in Washington, D.C. in October 2019 featuring perspectives on the materials that have to be maintained around the software in order to make the software …Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
09.10.19Fall 2019 Quarterly Community ForumFeaturing: “How to talk to your organizational legal counsel about software preservation?” Investigating and Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience – how scholars are currently using Git within research and education, …Forumforums resourcesquarterly-community-forum
08.01.19Why EaaSI? System OverviewSummary: This webinar, entitled “Why EaaSI? System Overview,” addresses questions such as: What problem is EaaSI trying to solve? What are EaaSI core functions and underlying design concepts? Why are …Webinarresources webinarseaasi
08.01.19Legal and Institutional Policy FrameworksSummary: This webinar, entitled “Legal and Institutional Policy Frameworks,” addresses questions such as: When you don’t collect software as an object, why do you do it? What role(s) does/do software …Webinarresources webinarseaasi
07.31.19EaaSI Wikidata Report: July 2019This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and July 2019.Reportsreports resourceseaasi
06.13.19Participatory Design for Long-term Access: User Research, Software Preservation, and EmulationEaaSI presentation given at Open Repositories in Hamburg, Germany in June 2019Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
06.11.19Summer 2019 Quarterly Community ForumFeaturing: Structured community brainstorm Software Heritage persistent identifiers for software and the “save now” feature The personal and professional journey of an open source software maintainer Computers science students explore …Forumforums resourcesquarterly-community-forum
04.30.19EaaSI Wikidata Report: April 2019This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and April 2019.Reportsreports resourceseaasi
04.08.19International ImplicationsIn this seventh and final episode of a series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn: Why licensing isn’t a viable solution to copyright issues …Webinarbp4fair-use-series resources webinarsbp4fairuse law-policy
04.01.19Making the Code Part of Software Preservation CultureIn this sixth episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn: The difference between a document and a shift in practice …Webinarbp4fair-use-series resources webinarsbp4fairuse law-policy
03.25.19Understanding the Anti-circumvention Rules and the Preservation ExemptionsIn this fifth episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn : What the DMCA anti-circumvention provisions are and how they …Webinarbp4fair-use-series resources webinarsbp4fairuse law-policy
03.18.19Working with Source Code and Software LicensesIn this third episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn about: How fair use enables institutions to provide access to …Webinarbp4fair-use-series resources webinarsbp4fairuse law-policy
03.12.19Spring 2019 Quarterly Community ForumFeaturing: The growth of research software engineering Preservation Quality Tool IDCC Workshop: From Data Curation to Software Curation: Enhancing Reproducibility and Sustainability of Data and Software Empirical research into How …Forumforums resourcesquarterly-community-forum
03.11.19Making Software Available Within Institutions and NetworksIn this third episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn about: How fair use enables institutions to provide access to …Webinarbp4fair-use-series resources webinarsbp4fairuse law-policy
03.04.19Beginning the Preservation WorkflowIn the second episode in the series, speakers cover how to read the Situations in the Code (parsing descriptions, Principles, and Limitations), and explore how fair use applies to the …Webinarbp4fair-use-series resources webinarsbp4fairuse law-policy
02.28.193D/VR in the Academic Library: Emerging Trends and Practices3D/VR Preservation: Drawing on a Common Agenda for Collective Impact Digital curation is now part of the repertoire of all computationally dependent domains, requiring mechanisms for alignment to address common …Forumreports resources
02.25.19The Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Software Preservation, Why and How?In this introduction to the webinar series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation, you’ll learn: What the Code is What the copyright doctrine …Webinarbp4fair-use-series resources webinarsbp4fairuse law-policy
02.13.19Software Curation: An Ecosystem of Users, Tools, and ServicesPanel presentation at PASIG in Mexico City, Mexico in February 2019 featuring perspectives from different niches in the software curation ecosystem including: software sustinability trainer, software preservation and emulation infrastructure …Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
01.31.19EaaSI Wikidata Report: January 2019This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and January 2019.packreports resourceseaasi
12.13.18DSHR’s Blog: Software Preservation Networkpackexternal resources
12.11.18Winter 2018 Quarterly Community ForumFeaturing: Software Controlled Vocabulary EaaSI In-Person Kick-Off Meeting (use cases, network architecture, governance and more) FCoP Update & SPN Research in Practice Working Group 1201 exemption to break TPMs and …Forumforums resourcesquarterly-community-forum
11.01.18Prioritizing SoftwareThis purpose of Prioritizing Software is to expose Node Hosts to National Software Reference Library software categories and their contribution to the EaaSI seed library; to provide an overview of …Templateresources templateseaasi
11.01.18Prioritizing FeaturesThis purpose of Prioritizing Features is to encourage Node Hosts to articulate and prioritize possible features for each feature category of the EaaSI system including Search/Discovery Resource Import Environment Configuration …Templateresources templateseaasi
11.01.18Envisioning Local ServicesThis purpose of the Envisioning Local Services exercise is to help your organization consider the specifics of the local service environment and create a list of short, medium and long-term …Templateresources templateseaasi
10.31.18EaaSI Wikidata Report: October 2018This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and October 2018.packreports resourceseaasi
10.17.18Scaling Software Preservation & Emulation ServicesEaaSI presentation at Digital Library Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2018.Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
09.25.18Participatory Design for Software Preservation and Emulation ServicesEaaSI presentation given at International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) in Boston, Massachusetts in September 2018Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
09.11.18Fall 2018 Quarterly Community ForumFeaturing: Community Standards for 3D Preservation Fostering Communities of Practice cohort projects Conservation of computer-based art at the Guggenheim Museum Software Sustainability Software Deposit Guidelines for Researchers Review notes for …Forumforums resourcesquarterly-community-forum
08.01.18FCoP Software Metadata TemplateTemplatefcop templates resourcesfcop roll-up
08.01.18FCoP Software Collections Inventory TemplateTemplatefcop templates resourcesfcop roll-up
08.01.18Six Month Software Curation PlanThe purpose of this session is to develop a clearer sense of the project-specific and cohort goals over the next six months.Templateresources templatesfcop
08.01.18Scenarios for Use & AccessThe purpose of the Scenarios for Use and Access exercise is to articulate potential software (re)use and access scenarios, and to inform/verify your assumptions regarding (re)use and access scenarios by …Templateresources templatesfcop
08.01.18FCoP Documenting Digital Curation TemplateTemplatefcop templates resourcesfcop roll-up
08.01.18Baseline Cost MeasurementThis purpose of the baseline cost calculator is to capture as much granular information about the costs of software preservation in different organizational contexts as possible – inlcuding start-up costs. …Templateresources templateseaasi
07.31.18EaaSI Wikidata Report: July 2018This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing between January 2018 and July 2018.Reportsreports resourceseaasi
07.18.18Software Preservation and Public Accountability: Moving the NeedleThis episode explores the coupling of software preservation to public accountability – and explore the role of community governance on the one hand and the design of information systems on …Webinarresources webinars
07.11.18Overview of Current Trends and Their Legal ImplicationsThis episode provides an overview of copyright and other legal considerations surrounding software preservation, sharing and reuse. Guests explore the “square peg, round hole” relationship between software and copyright; and …Webinarresources webinars
07.01.18FCoP Inreach-Outreach TemplateTemplatefcop templates resourcesfcop roll-up
05.23.18Scaling Software Preservation and EmulationThis episode will explore current programmatic and project based initiatives to create the processes and infrastructure that will support a growing number of software (re)use cases/organizational users. Guests will highlight …Webinarresources webinars
05.16.18Software in Digital/Scholarly CommunicationsThis episode provides an overview of scholarly communication practices as they relate to software preservation and citation within contemporary scholarly research methods.  Attention is paid to evolving and changing practices …Webinarresources webinars
05.02.18Software Collection DevelopmentThis episode reviews existing software collections and the users of those collections. In order to better capture current efforts in collecting software, Research & Facilitation Lead, Anne-Marie Trepanier, provides different …Webinarresources webinars
04.30.18EaaSI Wikidata Report: April 2018This report describes the current state of entity data in the Wikidata knowledge base for the domain of computing January, 2018 to April, 2018.Reportsreports resourceseaasi
04.25.18Software Preservation OverviewThe Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in …Webinarresources webinars
03.21.18Complex Data Sets, Software Preservation and Emulation: A distributed approach to long-term careEaaSI presentation at Research Data Archiving & Preservation Summit in Chicago, Ilinois in March 2018Presentationpresentations resourceseaasi
07.27.17Exploring Curation-ready Software: Use CasesThe 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.The Software …Reportsreports resources
07.27.17Exploring Curation-ready Software: Improving Curation-readinessThis 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 …Reportsreports resources
07.21.17Exploring Curation-ready Software:Improving Curation-readinessThis is the second report of the Software Preservation Network Curation-ready Software Working Group. Seven use cases of software preservation are presented in detailpackpublications resources
04.10.17Exploring Curation-ready Software: Use CasesThis is the first progress report of the Software Preservation Network Curation-ready Software Working Group.packpublications resources
10.26.16Software Preservation Network Series: Community Roadmapping for Moving Forwardpackexternal resources
10.14.16Software Preservation Network Series: Prospects in Software Preservatoin Partnershipspackexternal resources
10.04.16Software Preservation Network Series: Collecting, Processing, and Providing Access to Softwarepackexternal resources
09.26.16Software Preservation Network Series: Legal & Policy Aspects of Software Preservationpackexternal resources
10.25.14Co-Determinacy of User Needs and Preservation Methods: Software Preservation Literature ReviewThis literature review was completed in 2014. Introduction to Software Preservation Experts in cultural heritage preservation have acknowledged the cultural impact and the associated preservation challenges of digital records since …publications resources