Greetings Digital Stewardship Colleagues,
The deadline for submitting your SPN Participation Agreement prior to the launch of SPN’s 2-year, seed-funded cultivation period is this Friday, December 14, 2018 close of business. Through the financial support of your organization, SPN will continue “Saving Software Together.”
UNPACKING THE 1201 EXEMPTION FOR SOFTWARE PRESERVATION - NEW GUIDE: As many of you know, SPN received an exemption to Section 1201 from the US Copyright Office for software preservation by libraries, archives, and museums. In collaboration with the Harvard Cyberlaw Clinic (Kee Young Lee and Kendra Albert), we’ve produced A Preservationist’s Guide to the DMCA Exemption for Software Preservation, which contains both a basic checklist as well as a more in-depth explainer of what the exemption covers and when it can be used. We also provide a link to a Community Feedback Form to begin documenting practices that will help us to renew and possibly expand the exemption in 3 years.
WINTER SOFTWARE CURATION/PRESERVATION COMMUNITY FORUM: Tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec 11 is the Winter Software Curation/Preservation Community Forum. These community forums bring together colleagues across professional and disciplinary communities to participate in an hour-long discussion on topics related to software curation, preservation, and reuse. Join the SPN Listserv to receive calendar invites and call-in instructions for the quarterly community forums.
WHO IS SPN?
Since 2015, the Software Preservation Network (SPN) has worked to create a space where organizations from industry, academia, government, cultural heritage, and the public sphere can contribute their skills and capabilities toward collaborative solutions that will ensure persistent access to all software and all software-dependent objects. A dedicated and growing community of practice has formed around SPN as a platform to align project-based and programmatic efforts in software preservation.
Warm appreciation to all of the organizations that have invested in SPN's future by becoming members - we look forward to working with you in 2019!
Computer History Museum
Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Living Computer Museums + Labs
Penn State University
Texas Tech University
University of North Carolina – Greensboro
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
New York University
University of Arizona
to manage your NDSA-ALL subscription, visit ndsa.org/ndsa-all