December 28, 2023

Meet our 10th ambassador in 2023, Wendy Hagenmaier

We are delighted to introduce our 10th ambassador in 2023, Wendy Hagenmaier!

Wendy Hagenmaier is the Software Preservation Program Manager at Yale University Library, where she leads the Emulation-as-a-Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) program to empower the widespread use of emulation for interaction with software, computer systems, collections, and data. The Yale University Library software preservation team is building an emulation infrastructure that cultural heritage and research practitioners from around the world will be able to use to access their historical software and software-dependent content. Source code is integral to the Library’s cultural heritage collections and to the research enterprise of the university.

Wendy has served as Strategic Coordinator for the Software Preservation Network’s Coordinating Committee and seeks to foster collaboration and build alliances among organizations engaged in software preservation and curation. In 2022, she co-authored a white paper on “Supporting Software Preservation Services in Research and Memory Organizations,” based on survey and interview research with practitioners engaged in software preservation activities.

Wendy was delighted to participate in the 2022 SWHAP Days event and 2023 SWHAP Workshop and is grateful for the opportunity to support the Software Heritage mission by becoming an ambassador. She believes software preservation and curation are global challenges that require international cooperation, relationship-building, and understanding.

If you want to contact Wendy or to learn more about our mission, she will be happy to answer you back!

And do not forget! We are looking for enthusiastic organizations and individuals to volunteer as ambassadors to help grow the Software Heritage community. If you too want to become an ambassador, please tell us a bit about yourself and your interest in the mission of Software Heritage.

December 28, 2023