California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
University of Texas at Austin
The Software Preservation Network project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is building community infrastructure to support software preservation at scale as part of the larger effort to ensure long-term access to digital objects. The project is currently soliciting community input in the form of use cases, proposals to the project’s software preservation forum, and conference calls. In addition, the project is conducting a qualitative study of the need for software preservation among cultural heritage organizations and coordinating legal research on the bases on which cultural heritage organizations might use legacy software. The briefing will include an update on the software preservation study, plans for the August forum, project partnerships and collaborations, overview of project deliverables, and a discussion on possible implementation strategies.