Software preservation must consider knowledge management as a key challenge. We suggest a concep-tualization of software preservation approaches that are available at different stages of the software lifecycle and can support memory institutions to assess the current state of software items in their collection, the capabilities of their infrastructure, and completeness and applicability of knowledge that is required to successfully steward the collec-tion.
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