By Mike Jackson, Software Architect, The Software Sustainability Institute
On the 7th March, Jisc and the Software Sustainability Institute ran a Software Deposit and Preservation Policy and Planning Workshop at Jisc’s Brettenham House in London. This was part of an activity, funded by Jisc, to provide software deposit and preservation guidance, in particular to develop use cases and workflows for software deposit via Jisc's Research Data Shared Service (RDSS). A draft report on the workshop is now available.
Read the draft report, available on Zenodo (doi:10.5281/zenodo.1250310).
We also invite feedback on the report. In particular we welcome additional sources of information and other resources relating to software deposit and preservation, corrections, clarifications and additional suggestions as to future work. If you'd like to provide feedback, then please add this to our copy of the report on Google Docs, noting your full name and affiliation so we can acknowledge you in the final version.
Advice on software deposit and preservation, guided by the outputs of the workshop, is currently being written. These will be published in due course and presented at a second workshop on Software Deposit and Preservation to be held in early July, details to be provided shortly.