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Friday, August 15 • 9:15am - 10:15am
SESSION 301 - Software Preservation Networks: A Model for Long-Term Access to Proprietary File Formats

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The speakers propose a model for a Software Preservation Network and report on previous software preservation work and software collecting efforts. The model addresses several questions: What legal challenges and opportunities does a software preservation network face? How can archivists identify orphaned software? What types of metadata should describe software use requirements, and what are the parameters for the network's membership? This session also explores potential dialogues between cultural heritage repositories and the software industry.

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Jessica Meyerson

Digital Archivist, University of Texas at Austin
Jessica Meyerson is Digital Archivist at the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas in Austin, where she is responsible for building infrastructure to support digital preservation and access. Jessica earned her M.S.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin with specializations in digital archives and preservation. She is Co-PI on the IMLS-funded Software Preservation Network, and also serves as Steering Committee... Read More →

Carlos Ovalle

Information Technology Coordinator II, The University of Texas at Austin
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Zach Vowell

Digital Archivist, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Zach has worked with born-digital collection material since 2007, in Digital Archivist positions at Cal Poly State University and the Briscoe Center for American History. At Cal Poly, he is co-primary investigator of the IMLS-funded Software Preservation Network project, and he works with the library's architectural special collections. He has presented about his work with born-digital archives at other professional conferences, and has long... Read More →

Friday August 15, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Marriott Salon 3 [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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