It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that we announce the six software preservation projects selected to participate in the Fostering Communities of Practice: Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives and Museums (FCoP) cohort. As an affiliated project of the Software Preservation Network, the activities undertaken and documentation produced by cohort members will inform parallel efforts to bring software preservation and access into mainstream digital preservation practice (addressing specific legal, metadata, workflow, infrastructural and training possibilities).
With generous support from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Fostering Communities of Practice: Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives and Museums (FCoP) project aims to broaden participation in software preservation and to empower librarians, archivists, and curators to address the key challenges to providing long-term access to software-dependent cultural heritage.
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Introducing the FCoP Software Preservation Cohort:
Join us in congratulating and welcoming the members of the FCoP Software Preservation cohort!!! Learn more about the project teams and their projects by clicking on the links below.
Emulation in the Archives
Mike Durbin, Lauren Work & Jeremy Bartczak
Developing Metadata for Software-based Art (DMSA)
Jonathan Farbowitz & Joanna Phillips
Expanding Access Through Emulation: retroTECH Online
Wendy Hagenmaier, Amanda Pellerin, Bing Wang, Jody Thompson & Susan Wells Parham
Through Use and Emulation: Increasing Institutional Knowledge of Software Preservation with Computer Game Archiving
Judd Ruggill, Monique Lassere, Ken McAllister & Fernando Rios
Emulation in the Middle Ages: Mainframes and Minicomputers
Dorian Bowen, Stephen Jones, Cynde Moya & Josh Dersch
Preserving Musical Notation and Composition Software
Seth Robbins, Tracy Popp, Kyle Rimkus & Karl Germeck
Stay tuned as the cohort projects ramp up - Don't forget to subscribe to the Software Preservation Network mailing list by visiting https://groups.google.com/d/fo
Jessica Meyerson (FCoP Project Coordinator, Educopia Institute)
Zach Vowell (FCoP Principle Investigator, CalPoly State University)
Fostering Communities of Practice (FCoP): Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives and Museums Made possible by the Institute for Museum and Library Services #RE-95-17-0058-17 Affiliated project of the Software Preservation Network (SPN)
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