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Workshop II [Registration is open online][1]. <strong>Location:</strong> [Centre Mont-Royal][2], [RDA 10th Plenary][3] Montreal, Canada <strong>Time:</strong> September 18 2PM-6PM EDT (UTC-4 hours) ![PresQT promo image][4] The IMLS grant funded library leadership planning grant project Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT)'s goal and objectives are to develop technical and administrative implementation plans for an open source Data and Software Preservation Quality Tool that can be jointly developed by interested parties. This will be the 2nd of a pair of workshops. The first was held in the US in May 2017. (More information available at : Workshop organizers will make short presentations of PresQT's recent data and software preservation tool Needs Analysis survey results, do a short workshop 1 report out, and then we will participate with attendees in facilitated round-table discussions and engage in brain-storming sessions that will engage stakeholders to share actionable input that can inform tool development and feature priorities. Workshop Participants will explore system architecture alternatives, user experience opportunities, and prioritize functional requirements for the proposed tool. Community Building Goals: The project promises to strengthen opportunities for collaborative software development, help like-minded organizations jointly develop solutions across national and disciplinary borders, and to help strengthen the research data repository community by providing a forum for discussion and action related to software preservation and reuse. There is potential for project participants to become more deeply engaged in Research Data Alliance Activities and vice versa, as well as for Scientific Research Information systems and tool developers to strengthen ties with academic library-grown repositories and approaches. There is potential for workshop participants to take the project’s resultant technical and administrative project plans forward in the next phase to work together to jointly develop the proposed tool as a funded research project, and/or a RDA working group activity. Target Audience Audiences: Gathering input from data and software preservation stakeholders and communities is essential to conducting an informed, collaborative development effort like PresQT's. We seek input from domain researchers, data curators, repository managers, librarians, software developers, workflow tool developers, data scientists and editors/publishers. Stakeholders are encouraged to participate from the Research Data Alliance (RDA)’s relevant topical Working and Interest Groups to help PresQT further explore linked data approaches and platform opportunities that can further enable interoperable software preservation. Our project has support letters and past IG and WG presentations at the following IGs/WGs: VRE-IG, Metadata Interest Group, and the proposed Preservation Tools, Techniques, and Policies IG as well as the current Preservation e-Infrastructure IG and will be of interest to the Reproducibility IG as well. Other stakeholders include: Midwest Big Data Hub, CERN, Distributed Data Curation Center of the Purdue University Libraries,the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR), DataCite, and the registry of research data repositories, and COAR. [1]: [2]: [3]: [4]: