Greetings Colleagues!

Apologies for the delay! The recording from this week’s episode “Episode 3: Software (Re)Use Cases” is now available! You are invited to watch the recording and explore the supplementary resources provided for this episode here:

The “collections as data” initiative centers user communities and use cases in discussions about collection development. This episode highlights research use cases for software collections, unique qualities of software as a research object and explores whether and how the “collections as data” approach is a useful response to the unique challenges of collecting, preserving and providing access to software. Episode 3 features Matthew Allen (University of Toronto, Harvard Graduate School of Design) and Eric Kaltman (Carnegie Mellon University). Episode 3 Research & Facilitation Lead is Andrea Altenbach (Studio Gang).  

More to come after this week's episode “Episode 4: Software in Scholarly Communications” featuring Special Guests: Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati (Vanderbilt University), Neil Chue Hong (Software Sustainability Institute) and James Howison (University of Texas at Austin) with Research & Facilitation Lead Elizabeth Parke (McGill University).

About the Series

The 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 digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the Software Preservation Network (SPN). Special thanks to Sarah Middleton (DPC) and all the members of SPN Training & Education Working Group: Anne-Marie Trépanier (Canadian Centre for Architecture), Sherry Lake (University of Virginia), Andi Altenbach (Studio Gang), Neil Chue Hong (Software Sustainability Institute), Elizabeth Parke (McGill University), Daina Bouquin (Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).

Due to user limits on our web conferencing software, registration for the series is now closed. However, all episodes will be recorded and posted to the DPC and SPN websites.

We plan to build on this series with additional programming, including a series of in-depth interviews with researchers, developers, archivists, curators and others on their work in software preservation and curation. Stay tuned!

On behalf of the SPN and DPC,

Jessica Meyerson

Jessica Meyerson
Research Program Officer
Educopia Institute

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