Re-posted from @jmeyerson:
We hope this message finds you all safe and healthy.
As February comes to a close and March begins anew, the Emulation-as-a-Service-Infrastructure (EaaSI) team is happy to share our February Resource Highlight, “Software Scenarios for (Re)Use and Access Across Time.”
It is important to remember that the curation community has been grappling with software dependencies and software preservation methods since the mid 1980s. You can find a little of that history here and here.
But in the last decade or so, we’ve seen mounting evidence of field-level advancement around the ways that institutions and practitioners conceive of software preservation as well as technological advancements to ensure long-term access to software. Given the recent gathering of software scenarios for (re)use & access completed by EaaSI Hosted Service Pilot testers, we selected two documents that are in conversation across time about possible scenarios for (re)use and access of software.
We invite you all to review, compare,and discuss!
What are your scenarios for software reuse and access?
“Software Preservation Benefits Framework: Purposes, Benefits, and Scenarios” (from JISC, Curtis+Cartwright, and the Software Sustainability Institute ): http://bit.ly/softpres-benefits-framework (table with scenarios for reuse starts on p.2)
“Exploring Curation-Ready Software: Use Cases”, (from members of SPN Curation-Readiness Working Group): http://bit.ly/software-curation-use-cases (table with scenarios for reuse starts on p.4)