Episode 5: Scaling Software Preservation and Emulation

This episode will explore current programmatic and project based initiatives to create the processes and infrastructure that will support a growing number of software (re)use cases/organizational users. Guests will highlight challenges and opportunities associated with scaling an institutional software preservation program, as well as scaling software preservation across institutions.

Episode 7: International Implications

In this seventh and final episode of a series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn about: Why licensing isn’t a viable solution to copyright issues in preservation projects with global reach; how U.S. fair use law applies to initiatives that involve foreign materials; how preservationists in other countries can take advantage of local law (and the Code) to advance their work; and the roles they can play in advocacy for better and more flexible copyright exceptions.

Episode 5: Understanding the Anti-circumvention Rules and the Preservation Exemptions

In this fifth episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn about: what the DMCA anti-circumvention provisions are and how they relate to copyright, fair use, and the Code; how the triennial exemption rulemaking works and how SPN obtained an exemption for software (and video game) preservation; how to apply the new exemption to your own activities.

Episode 4: Working with Source Code and Software Licenses

In this fourth episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn: how the Code treats preservation and access to source code in your collections; how software licenses interact with fair use; what kinds of software license provisions might prevent using fair use; when licenses bind (and do not bind) owners of physical copies of software; non-copyright concerns associated with software licenses.

Episode 3: Making Software Available Within Institutions and Networks

In this third episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn: how fair use enables institutions to provide access to software for use in research, teaching and learning purposes while minimizing any negative impact on ordinary commercial sales, and how to provide broader networked access to software maintained and shared across multiple institutions, including off-premise access under some circumstances. This episode will also discuss safeguards to minimize potential risks, such as the establishment of a mechanism to register concerns by stakeholders.

Episode 2: Beginning the Preservation Workflow

In the second episode in the series, speakers cover how to read the Situations in the Code (parsing descriptions, Principles, and Limitations); and explores how fair use applies to the foundational steps in a preservation workflow including stabilizing, describing, evaluating, and documenting software.

Episode 1: The Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Software Preservation, Why and How?

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 and the Software Preservation Network. This introductory episode will provide an overview of software preservation efforts past and present.

Episode 4: Software in Digital/Scholarly Communications

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.

SPN Webinar Series

Episode 7: Software Preservation and Public Accountability: Moving the Needle July 18, 2018 Facilitators:  Jess Whyte (University of Toronto), Paula Jabloner (Computer History Museum), Jessica Meyerson(Educopia Institute)Guests: Andrew Charlesworth (University of Bristol) Brandon Butler (University of Virginia) Burkhard Schafer (University of Edinburgh) Discussion Questions: What is the role of software preservation and curation in addressing/understanding algorithmic transparency and Read more…