Workshop Program

The University of Virginia Library is excited to announce a FREE, one-day open workshop on software preservation and emulation of born digital materials to be held in Charlottesville, Virginia.

This workshop is part of our project within the Software Preservation Network's Fostering a Community of Practice grant cohort, and will focus on:


Thursday, July 18th, 2019

8:30AM - 4:00PM


The workshop will be held at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library in the Auditorium (Map).

Which topics will be covered?

Our full schedule is now live! Visit the Schedule page to see full workshop plan.

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to all who may wish to attend. While the focus will be around a library and archives environment for software preservation and emulation, we welcome students and colleagues from across the cultural heritage and technical communities.

Featured Speakers

We're very excited to have several featured speakers whose experience around different aspects of software preservation and emulation will enrich the workshop experience. Featured speakers include:

Laura Drake Davis

Dave Gibson

Julia Kim

Brandon Butler

How do I Register?

As of June 27, we have 15 additional spots open for the workshop for a limited time. Registrants will be sent an email confirming their participation. Once we have reached 15 additional registrants, anyone registering beyond that date will receve a waitlist notice.

See our Registration page


We are excited to be able to offer two types of scholarships to attend the workshop:

Please see our Scholarships page for more information.

Planning Committee

FCOP Emulation in the Archives Projects Team:

Lauren Work

Elizabeth Wilkinson

Mike Durbin

Jeremy Bartczak

Questions? Contact us at