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SPN Launch: January 2019

Dedicated Backbone Support Thanks to the investment of SPN members, we now have dedicated staff to scale up and support SPN’s organizational infrastructure. This is a significant win for all those involved in SPN past and future activities – filling a critical gap in terms of communications, coordination, alignment and bring […]
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Service Provider Survey

The Software Preservation Network (SPN) Research Working Group invites you to participate in a survey on practices, needs, and gaps related to software preservation. Why Does This Matter? For decades, researchers and practitioners in information science, digital preservation, and allied fields have discussed the necessity of software preservation: preserving software […]
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Member Profile: University of Virginia Library

A regular series on the SPN blog, member profiles highlight the full spectrum of software preservation work underway at member institutions. Post written by: Chip German and Sherry Lake Tell us about the software preservation program at your organization. Sherry: “UVA is increasingly committed to software preservation from an archival […]
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Member Profile: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

A regular series on the SPN blog, member profiles highlight the full spectrum of software preservation work underway at member institutions. Post written by: Tracy Popp Tell us about the software preservation program at your organization. We don’t yet support software preservation programmatically. We primarily undertake software preservation as a […]
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Member Profile: New York University

A regular series on the SPN blog, member profiles highlight the full spectrum of software preservation work underway at member institutions. Post written by: Vicky Steeves Tell us about the software preservation program at your organization. We have a few projects around the Libraries that look at software preservation in various […]
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Member Profile: MIT Libraries

A regular series on the SPN blog, member profiles highlight the full spectrum of software preservation work underway at member institutions. Post written by: Joe Carrano Tell us about the software preservation program at your organization. Software preservation is a continuing need at MIT. MIT Libraries preserves the scholarly research […]
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Member Profile: Duke University Libraries

A regular series on the SPN blog, member profiles highlight the full spectrum of software preservation work underway at member institutions. Post written by: Sophia Lafferty-Hess Tell us about the software preservation program at your organization. Currently at Duke University, we preserve a variety of digital objects within our repository […]
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Field Report: Introducing Dr. Amelia Acker

About Dr. Acker Amelia Acker (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is an assistant professor in the iSchool at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests focus on the emergence, standardization, and preservation of new forms of data created with mobile information and communication technologies. Currently, she is […]