*Greetings Code4Lib Community Members!*

Consider submitting a Software Preservation project proposal - we want to
hear from you! Applications are open until January 12th!

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:

   - $5,000 financial award to be used for travel and registration costs
   for conferences and workshops where cohort members will present, facilitate
   discussion and actively solicit interest from fellow librarians,
   archivists, and museum conservators and curators
   - Community fellowship, sharing and information exchange with members of
   the FCoP cohort
   - Access to and technical support for a web-based emulation sandbox
   which requires no local installation
   - Formal support for problem-based learning and research on the
   challenges to implementing software preservation and emulation in their
   local organization
   - Access to and support for communication tools for the duration of the
   project in order to encourage the cohort to communicate with one another
   outside of structured or facilitated interaction
   - Support from a caring and deeply invested FCoP Project Staff that want
   to ensure that these projects are meaningful for participating individuals
   and organizations
   - Crucial contribution to broader national and international software
   preservation efforts and access strategies, including the Software
   Preservation Network.

All project proposals must include:

   - 2 Letters of Commitment
   - Statement of Interest
   - Identification of Project Team
   - Resumes/CVs from the Applicant Project Team
   - Project Summary

For more details and application instructions, check out the project

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*!

   - *WHAT:* *FCoP Software Preservation Open Forum* will include:
   - (5-10min) Brief overview of the FCoP project
      - (10 min) Klaus Reichert (University of Frieburg, OpenSLX):
      Emulation as a Service
      - (10 min) Tim Walsh (Canadian Centre for Architecture): Software
      Preservation Workflows
      - (10 min) Brandon Butler (University of Virginia Libraries): Code of
      Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation
      - (20-25min) Open question and answer session for attendees
   - *WHEN:* *FCoP Software Preservation Open Forum* will be held:
   - Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
      - 9am PT/11am CT/12pm ET
      - Sign up for a calendar reminder here:
   - *WHERE:* *FCoP Software Preservation Open Forum* will be hosted in
   Zoom, see call-in instructions below:
   - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
      - Or Telephone:  US: +1 646 558 8656 <(646)%20558-8656>  or +1 669
      900 6833 <(669)%20900-6833>
      - Meeting ID: 946 742 570

*Jessica Meyerson*
Research Program Officer
Educopia Institute

Working from Austin, TX
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