Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2018 for more information.
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Monday, December 10 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
2.8 Software Preservation Network: Advancing Best Practices

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The Software Preservation Network (SPN) was instantiated in 2016 as a volunteer network of individuals and organizations committed to the long-term preservation, sharing and reuse of software. Through our working groups and affiliated projects, we are developing tools, guidelines, and workflows that build capacity for a broad range of cultural stewardship organizations to participate in software. One of its affiliated projects (which relied on SPN's network and resources extensively) is the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. This briefing will catch attendees up on the latest developments with SPN, including its recently issued prospectus, and give an overview of the Code as an example of SPN's efforts to support software preservation. Panelists will answer the following questions:
  • How has the software preservation landscape evolved over the past three years, and what has been SPN's role in that evolution?
  • How does SPN work and what resources has it developed through its working groups and affiliated projects?

  • What are fair use best practices and how do they help communities apply fair use?
  • Why does the software preservation community need fair use?
  • How does the Code of Best Practices impact and accelerate the work of the software preservation community?



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Brandon Butler

Director of Information Policy, University of Virginia Library
Brandon is the first Director of Information Policy at the UVA Library. He provides guidance and education to the Library and its user community on intellectual property and related issues, and advocates on the Library's behalf. He received his J.D. from the UVA School of Law in... Read More →

Jessica Meyerson

Director of Strategy & Research, Educopia Institute
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Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, Educopia Institute
Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She has helped to found the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and commun... Read More →

Monday December 10, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST
Senate Room