The Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation and Emulation Experts in Libraries and Archives (FCoP) [IMLS grant RE-95-17-0058-17] project is Calling for Project Proposals that empower librarians, archivists, and curators to address the key challenges to providing long-term access to software-dependent cultural heritage. Projects undertaken by the six proposals selected will advance digital preservation practice by contributing to our understanding of software preservation in a variety of organizational contexts. The activities and documentation produced by FCoP cohort members will complement parallel efforts to bring software preservation and access into mainstream digital preservation practice (addressing specific legal, metadata and technical preservation and access challenges).

From November 28, 2017 to January 12th, 2018, the FCoP Project Staff for the Fostering Communities of Practice project will be accepting applications for projects during the Summer 2018-Summer 2019 term. 

Project proposals should be initiated by cultural heritage organizations in the United States that are currently working to preserve and provide access to digital content. The FCoP Project Team is particularly interested in project proposals from Historically Black Colleges & Universities Library Alliance (HBCU) and Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) member organizations. However project proposals from all other cultural heritage institutions are welcome.

Participation in the FCoP cohort includes:

All project proposals must include:

For more details and application instructions, check out the project website: 

Think you might want to submit a software preservation and access project proposal but have questions? We encourage your participation in the FCoP Software Preservation Open Forum!

Jessica Meyerson
Research Program Officer
Educopia Institute

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