Greetings Colleagues!

The recording from this week’s episode “Episode 4: Software in Scholarly Communications” is now available! You are invited to watch the recording and explore the supplementary resources provided for this episode here:

This 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 in a variety of institutional settings (e.g. post-secondary institutions, GLAMs, nonprofits), and to the need for disciplinary responsiveness in publication and citation practices.

More to come this week with “Episode 5: Scaling Software Preservation and Emulation” featuring Special Guests: Maureen Pennock (British Library), Euan Cochrane (Yale University) and Klaus Rechert (University of Frieburg) with Research Lead and Facilitator Paul Wheatley (Digital Preservation Coalition).

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), Julia Kim (Library of Congress) and Morgan McKeehan (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).

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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