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Title How do I know that I have Preserved Software?
Abstract In this paper we consider some of the issues and barriers that have made the preservation of software appear dauntingly complex. We consider how different approaches can be made to preserve software and also the role of the supplementary information and digital objects which are needed to preserve software. We consider how we then might demonstrate that the preservation is actually successful, by discussing the notion of adequacy in software preservation, highlighting the need for the testing of software performance. We conclude with a discussion of tools and methods we are developing to introduce software preservation into preservation planning and support.
Organisation ESC , STFC , ESC-SA , RALSP , RAL Space - EOASD
Keywords digital curation , software preservation , digital preservation , OAIS
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Book Chapter or Section In The Preservation of Complex Objects. Volume 1 Visualisations and Simulations. Edited by Janet Delve, David Anderson, Milena Dobreva, Drew Baker, Clive Billenness, Leo Konstantelos, 36-53. The University of Portsmouth, 2012. http://port.acadeā€¦ions_and_Simulations 2012