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Appearance by Jason Scott on VICE.ca discussing digital preservation.
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Vice Montreal interviews Jason Scott of the Internet Archive about saving digital history and the highs and lows of a digital world, while strolling through a used technology store in Montreal.
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The Software Preservation Library
by Roberto Di Cosmo and Stefano Zacchiroli
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ABSTRACT Software is now a key component present in all aspects of our society. Its preservation has attracted growing attention over the past years within the digital preservation community. We claim that source code—the only representation of software that contains human readable knowledge—is a precious digital object that needs special handling: it must be a first class citizen in the preservation landscape and we need to take action immediately, given the increasingly more frequent...
Topics: source code, digital preservation, cultural heritage, open source software, free software
The Software Preservation Library
by Patricia Aufderheide, Brandon Butler, Krista Cox, Peter Jaszi
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A report released on February 9, 2018, The Copyright Permissions Culture in Software Preservation and Its Implications for the Cultural Record, finds that individuals and institutions need clear guidance on the legality of archiving legacy software to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to illuminate the history of technology. The first product of an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the report is based on extensive...
Topics: software, preservation, copyright, digital, permissions, cultural, interviewees, culture, legacy,...
The Software Preservation Library
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In December 1994, the Commission on Preservation and Access and the Research Libraries Group created the Task Force on Digital Archiving. The purpose of the Task Force was to investigate the means of ensuring “continued access indefinitely into the future of records stored in digital electronic form.” Composed of individuals drawn from industry, museums, archives and libraries, publishers, scholarly societies and government, the Task Force was charged specifically to: -- “Frame the key...
Topics: digital, archives, task, archiving, preserving, force, preservation, costs, objects, storage, task...
The Software Preservation Library
by David Rosenthal
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As originally described at http://blog.dshr.org/2015/11/emulation-virtualization-as.html : I'm very grateful that funding from the Mellon Foundation on behalf of themselves, the Sloan Foundation and IMLS allowed me to spend much of the summer researching and writing a report, Emulation and Virtualization as Preservation Strategies (37-page PDF, CC-By-SA). I submitted a draft last month, it has been peer-reviewed and I have addressed the reviewers comments. It is also available on the LOCKSS web...
Topics: emulation, digital, web, internet, preserved, http, software, preservation, emulator, artefacts,...