Registration is now open for 'Insert Coin to Continue: a Briefing Day on Software Preservation,' at Woburn House in London on 7th May 2019.
This DPC Briefing Day, sponsored by Jisc, will bring together a diverse group of experts and critical thinkers on the topic of why and how to preserve software. Digital preservation has historically concerned itself with the content of information – or the data we put into or get out of software. But software is an artefact and end in itself with a purpose and value independent of data. Discussions on these issues will help inform a forthcoming DPC Technology Watch Report on ‘Preserving Software’. The day’s programme will provide attendees with a detailed understanding of both the state-of-the-art in software preservation and a glimpse of challenges yet to come.
This workshop will interest:
* Archivists, librarians, and curators who collect software or who anticipate collecting software in the future
* Digital preservation specialists and repository managers who look after digital preservation procedures and policy
* Software engineers and other specialists tasked with the development or maintenance of software
* IT professionals with a focus on digital preservation who support repositories
* Postgraduate students or early career professionals with an interest in learning more about the preservation of software
Attendees do not need to be specialists in software preservation, IT, or programming to attend this briefing day. Participants will benefit from a basic knowledge of digital content in general, how it behaves, and the over-arching challenges to preserving it.
Places are strictly limited and should be booked in advance. Registration will close at 12:00 GMT on 30th April 2019 and early booking is recommended as we expect this event will be popular.
Registration is free and open to everyone. Book now!
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Registration Open for 'Insert Coin to Continue: a Briefing Day on Software Preservation,' London - 7th May 2019
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