Past to future

This blog is one of the outreach activities of the Software Preservation Study. The overarching aim of the study is to raise awareness and build capacity throughout the education and research sector to engage with preservation issues as part of the process of software development.

The study will clarify the purpose and benefits of software preservation and provide guidance materials to allow people to make more informed decisions about how much durability they may wish to design and build into their software. The study is being undertaken by a partnership of Curtis+Cartwright Consulting and the newly formed Software Sustainability Institute, and will run until October 2010. Click here to read more about the study.

The purpose of this blog is threefold:
•    Raising awareness through regular insightful and provocative blog posts
•    Allowing interested parties to keep track of the study’s progress
•    Highlighting JISC’s investment in software preservation activities

We welcome all interest: be it comments, requests for getting involved or ideas for new posts.