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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 6: Software Preservation and Legal Challenges

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode will explore 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 series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 6:...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 5: Scaling Software Preservation and Emulation

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode will explore 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 series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 5:...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 4: Software in Digital/Scholarly Communications

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode will explore 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 series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 4:...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 3: Software (Re)Use Cases

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode will explore 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 series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 3:...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 2: Software Collection Development

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode will explore 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 series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 2:...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 1: Software Preservation Overview

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode will explore 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 series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 1:...

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Software Preservation Webinar Series, 25th April - 30th May, now open for registration

The Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network invite you to register for their upcoming Software Preservation Webinar Series. Jointly hosted, the series will examine several software preservation contexts including collection development, reuse cases, scholarly communication, scaling programs within and across organizations, and software preservation legal challenges.

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Re:Format - What is file format obsolescence and does it really exist?

Digital preservation literature identifies file format obsolescence as one of the main threats, if not *the* threat, to the longevity of our digital data. Files must be migrated or emulated as they become obsolete, to ensure that they can still be rendered and used in the future. As Jeff Rothenberg famously put it at the end of the 1990s: "digital information lasts forever—or five years, whichever comes first". More recently however, the community has grown more sceptical. Luminaries such as...

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Filling the Digital Preservation Gap Webinar

Members please login to watch the webinar recording In the Jisc funded "Filling the Digital Preservation Gap" project, teams at the Universities of Hull and York are looking at how to incorporate digital preservation into their workflows for research data management. The project is looking specifically at Archivematica, an open source digital preservation solution. Whilst the project focuses on a particular use case (research data management) the project team also have other use cases in...

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Virtualisation and Preservation: How cloud computing changes how we think about digital preservation

*Apologies for the poor sound quality in this recording - we are working on a new AV setup that will improve this for future sessions* Cloud-based approaches to storage and computing are having a profound impact on how individuals and agencies interact with computing resources. Desktop software and hard disk storage which tie users to a particular location and a fixed platform are rapidly being replaced by online services in which everything is available everywhere: computing power and data...

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Preserving eBooks

 The production, distribution and consumption of books have been transformed in the last decade: the technologies that support the book trade have been revolutionised; new entrants into the market suddenly enjoy a dominant position; readers’ expectations of how and what they consume have altered; and the boundaries between books and other types of media are no longer clear. New formats, new expectations about ownership and rapid changes in the underlying economics of the industry each...

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