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Making Community Spaces Safer
May 14, 2020

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Hiring and Transparency

Over the course of this year (2020), members of the Educopia staff will be contributing blog posts to the “Making Community Spaces Safer” series. Each post will explore one of our organizational values and describe our efforts to live into that value, including our successes, our failures, and the hard-won lessons that occur in between. … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Hiring and Transparency

Making Community Spaces Safer
January 21, 2020

Making Community Spaces Safer: Articulating and Living Our Values

Last February, we published a post on this blog titled “Making Community Spaces Safer.” It was both a response to an incident that occurred at the 2019 ALA Midwinter conference and an articulation of something we had been pondering for quite some time: how to cultivate communities in such a way that they form safe(r) … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: Articulating and Living Our Values

Making Community Spaces Safer
February 8, 2019

Making Community Spaces Safer…

We deserve a better organization. We deserve a better profession. What happened to me and what happens to so many others cannot be allowed to continue. – April Hathcock “ALAMW: What Happened, and What Should Happen Next” All of us at Educopia have been actively grappling with the recently reported ALA Midwinter 2019 Code of … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer…

Encouraging Adherence to Values and Principles in Scholarly Publishing: A Case for Assessment Strategies. By Katherine Skinner and Sarah Wipperman. Educopia Institute. 2020.
March 12, 2020

Encouraging Adherence to Values and Principles in Scholarly Publishing

Through the Next Generation Library Publishing project (2019-2022), Educopia Institute, California Digital Library, and Stratos, in close collaboration with COAR, LYRASIS, and Longleaf Services, seek to improve the publishing pathways and choices available to authors, editors, and readers through strengthening, integrating, and scaling up scholarly publishing infrastructures to support library publishers. In addition to building … Continue reading Encouraging Adherence to Values and Principles in Scholarly Publishing

Melanie Schlosser
August 25, 2019

Melanie Schlosser

Melanie Schlosser is the Director of Scholarly Communications, working with the Library Publishing Coalition and other communities and projects related to scholarly communications. Before coming to Educopia, Melanie spent almost ten years as a faculty member at the Ohio State University Libraries, working with digital publishing, the institutional repository, and a variety of other scholarly … Continue reading Melanie Schlosser

Library Publishing Workflows. Investigating and documenting journal publishing workflows in libraries. Educopia Institute. Library Publishing Coalition. Institute for Museum and Library Services.
July 2, 2019

Educopia and LPC awarded IMLS Grant to study journal publishing workflows

We are very excited to report that Educopia Institute, the Library Publishing Coalition, and twelve partner libraries (Atlanta University Center, California Digital Library, Claremont Colleges, Columbia University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Pacific University, University of Alberta, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, University of Redlands, Virginia Tech, and Wayne State University) have received an Institute of … Continue reading Educopia and LPC awarded IMLS Grant to study journal publishing workflows

Mapping the Scholarly Communication Landscape 2019 Census. Katherine Skinner. Educopia Institute
June 20, 2019

Mapping the Scholarly Communication Landscape – 2019 Census

This report documents the design, methods, results, and recommendations of the 2019 Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure Providers (SCIP), a Census produced by the “Mapping the Scholarly Communication Infrastructure” project team (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Middlebury College, 2018-19). The SCIP Census was created to document key components comprising the organizational, business, and technical apparatuses of … Continue reading Mapping the Scholarly Communication Landscape – 2019 Census

August 17, 2017

Preserving News On the Margins: MetaArchive and Digital News Preservation

Newspapers and periodicals authored by and for marginalized communities arguably number among our most important historical collections in libraries and archives today. Researchers have long relied on news sources by and for marginalized groups—from African-American newspapers to labor union publications, from temperance newspapers to refugee periodicals, and from lesbian ‘zines to religious serials—to reveal the … Continue reading Preserving News On the Margins: MetaArchive and Digital News Preservation

OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows
May 9, 2017

Educopia and UNC-SILS receive IMLS funding to study OSS implementation to improve workflows for born-digital materials

The Educopia Institute and the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have been awarded a grant worth over $681,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for OSSArcFlow, a project to investigate and support the adoption of open source tools for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs). The research team will engage … Continue reading Educopia and UNC-SILS receive IMLS funding to study OSS implementation to improve workflows for born-digital materials

April 10, 2017

News on the Margins (subcontract)

The voices of marginalized communities, including those defined by such identity markers as skin color, ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexuality, geography, and social class, are often invisible in mainstream news sources. Understanding the diverse experiences of people in the United States requires us to turn to sources written, produced, and disseminated by the broadest possible … Continue reading News on the Margins (subcontract)

From Act to Impact
July 14, 2016

Keynote: From ACT to IMPACT

Exploring a set of lenses with which you might look at the challenges and opportunities university libraries have today. Providing new tools that you’ll take back into your daily work and decision-making processes. What those tools should do is help you to move from a state of action—which all of you are in, continuously, in … Continue reading Keynote: From ACT to IMPACT

June 5, 2016

Mapping the Landscapes: Continuing Education/Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey

The Mapping the Landscape needs assessment in continuing education and professional development offers a broad and statistically reliable overview of current perceptions, needs, assets and barriers, levels of competency and confidence across and within archives, library, and museum professions in the United States. Based on a comprehensive conceptual model, the Mapping survey data offers three … Continue reading Mapping the Landscapes: Continuing Education/Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey

September 30, 2014

ETD Lifecycle Management Workshop

The Lifecycle Management of Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs) Workshop consists of a modular set of Creative Commons (CC-BY 4.0) licensed materials that are available for ETD programs or professional associations to make use of (and adapt) for educating a wide-range of ETD stakeholders. They can be modified, expanded upon, or scaled back to accommodate … Continue reading ETD Lifecycle Management Workshop

ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
September 11, 2014

Two-Year IMLS Grant Awarded to Study Management of Supplemental Data for ETDs

The Educopia Institute is pleased to announce it has been awarded a two-year National Leadership Grant by the IMLS to study the preservation of supplemental data for ETDs. Joining Educopia on the ETDplus project are a variety of partners from academic libraries and ETD service providers, including: bepress, Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado State University, Indiana … Continue reading Two-Year IMLS Grant Awarded to Study Management of Supplemental Data for ETDs

September 10, 2014

Three year IMLS Grant Awarded to Strengthen Leadership Education in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Educopia is pleased to announce it has been awarded a three-year Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to establish a Nexus Leadership Lab to enhance leadership education available to cultural organizations. The Nexus project brings together many established leadership program providers including the American Association … Continue reading Three year IMLS Grant Awarded to Strengthen Leadership Education in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
January 26, 2014

Preservation & Curation of ETD Research Data & Complex Digital Objects (ETDplus) Grant Narrative

Colleges and universities and the programs responsible for managing the submission, archiving, and dissemination of electronic theses & dissertations (ETDs) increasingly are concerned about administering and making available the research datasets and complex digital objects (multimedia files, software, etc.) that often accompany these scholarly works. These assets represent a rich source of information that can … Continue reading Preservation & Curation of ETD Research Data & Complex Digital Objects (ETDplus) Grant Narrative

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June 1, 2020

Black Lives Matter: Educopia Institute’s Response to Ongoing Racial Violence

Educopia Institute declares our unequivocal opposition to the racial violence that shapes the lives of Black people and our unwavering support for protests against police brutality and state-sanctioned violence, surveillance, and terror. We uphold our commitment  to creating community spaces that are anti-racist and using our work and skills to advance social justice and dismantle … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Educopia Institute’s Response to Ongoing Racial Violence

April 27, 2020

MetaArchive is Collaboratively Charting a New Pathway Forward for Distributed Digital Preservation

When Community Cultivation—A Field Guide was published in late 2018, the MetaArchive Cooperative figured prominently as an example of a community entering the Transition Lifecycle Stage of maturation. Indeed, since early 2019 the MetaArchive community has undertaken a series of intensive evaluations of both its organizational model and its technical approaches to distributed digital preservation. … Continue reading MetaArchive is Collaboratively Charting a New Pathway Forward for Distributed Digital Preservation

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April 27, 2020

Educopia Research Energizes Communities to Work Together for Mutual Benefit and Maximum Impact

Educopia Research serves as a collaborative hub that energizes communities of players to work together for mutual benefit and maximum impact. Our research activities are designed to support our strong belief that system-wide change can only accomplished with system-wide leadership. We build networks of players across numerous boundaries, helping them to align their work to … Continue reading Educopia Research Energizes Communities to Work Together for Mutual Benefit and Maximum Impact