Thursday, June 18, 2015

Funding for preservation software development

Funding for preservation software development. Gary McGath. File Formats Blog.  June 9, 2015.
The Open Preservation Foundation is launching a new model for funding the development of preservation-related software. The model allows organisations to support individual digital preservation software products and ensure their ongoing sustainability and maintenance. "US libraries have been rather insular in their approach to software development. They’ll use free software if it’s available, but they aren’t inclined to help fund it. If they could each set aside some money for this purpose, it would help assure the continued creation and maintenance of the open source software which is important to their mission."

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