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Title Framework for Software Preservation
Abstract Software preservation has not had detailed consideration as a research topic or in practical application. In this report, we first discuss some of the motivations and problems of software preservation partly due to the high complexity of software artefacts. We then go onto present a conceptual framework to capture and organise the main notions of software preservation, which are required for a coherent and comprehensive approach. This framework has three main aspects. Firstly, a discussion of what it mean to preserve software in of via a performance model which considers how a software artefact can be rebuilt from preserved components and can then be seen to be representative of the original software product. Secondly a model of software artefacts, describing the basic components of all software. And finally, the definition and categorisation of the properties of software artefacts which are required to ensure that the softare product has been adequately preserved.
Organisation ESC , ESC-ISG , ESC-IM , STFC
Keywords curation , significant properties , software preservation , OAIS
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Language English (EN)
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Report JISC Tools and Methods for Software Preservation Project report. SoftwarePreservationFramework-final.pdf 2009
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