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May 17, 2022

Seeding a Community of FORESTers

How well do your policies and practices align with your values? And how well do your vendors’ and partners’ policies and practices align with your values? Do you know? Would it change your investment choices if you did?  We believe that if there were clearer ways to evidence and assess actions against values, it could. … Continue reading Seeding a Community of FORESTers

May 17, 2022

FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication

This FOREST Framework is intended to help scholarly communication organizations and communities to demonstrate, evaluate, and ultimately improve their alignment with key values, including: Financial and Organizational Sustainability Openness Representative Governance Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Oppression Sharing of Knowledge Transparency These six core values have appeared in dozens of manifestos, open letters, and other statements issued … Continue reading FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication

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May 10, 2022

Educopia Newsletter Now Available

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the newest Educopia Newsletter, a quarterly publication that features events, resources, updates, and announcements from our diverse portfolio of research, consulting, and community cultivation work. In this issue, you’ll find: New publications from Cita Press, the Next Generation Library Publishing project, and the Library Publishing Workflows project Educopia’s … Continue reading Educopia Newsletter Now Available

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May 9, 2022

Homeward Bound

Many community initiatives we work with at Educopia are initially funded and administered as university-hosted, grant-funded efforts, i.e. “sponsored” projects. Early in such projects, when scholars and university staff are testing new ideas and approaches using external funding sources, university hosting and “sponsorship” provides efficient and effective administrative management and support. But as a collaborative … Continue reading Homeward Bound

Library Publishing Workflows. Investigating and documenting journal publishing workflows in libraries. Educopia Institute. Library Publishing Coalition. Institute for Museum and Library Services.
March 31, 2022

Documentation and Reflection Tools

One of the goals of the Library Publishing Workflows project team is to encourage and enable members of the library publishing community to create their own publishing workflow documentation. The documentation process can be quite daunting, and it can be difficult to determine where to start with documentation. These tools will help library publishers of … Continue reading Documentation and Reflection Tools

March 16, 2022

Building Data Resilience Through Collaborative Networks

What is the Role of Collaborative Networks in Supporting Digital Scholarship? Scholarship increasingly relies on “research data,” a catch-all term applied to the digital objects and collections that are now crucial foundation blocks for research across disciplines and fields. This content is notoriously ubiquitous and decentralized, and today’s research institutions regularly struggle to provide ways … Continue reading Building Data Resilience Through Collaborative Networks

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February 9, 2022

Educopia Newsletter Now Available

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the newest Educopia Newsletter, a quarterly publication that features events, resources, updates, and announcements from our diverse portfolio of research, consulting, and community cultivation work. In this issue, you’ll find: Educopia’s consulting services MetaArchive’s new research and development project with Keeper Technology New digital curation events for students … Continue reading Educopia Newsletter Now Available

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January 18, 2022

Administrative Support Specialist

The Administrative Support Specialist will deliver essential coordination and support for our dynamic nonprofit organization. Reporting directly to the Educopia Business Manager, the Administrative Support Specialist will perform a wide range of operational support functions including invoicing, assisting with payroll and benefits processing, updating business-related documentation, scheduling, supplies and equipment purchasing, and support for events and future travel.

December 9, 2021

Collective Stewardship of Open Infrastructure for Library Publishing: A Framework for Cooperation

The Next Generation Library Publishing project (NGLP) is committed to empowering library publishers through a combination of technical solutions and values-driven infrastructure. We believe that new software alone can’t create large-scale and lasting change. In order to make our open source software (OSS) accessible to libraries at all scales, and to ensure it aligns over … Continue reading Collective Stewardship of Open Infrastructure for Library Publishing: A Framework for Cooperation

Next Generation Library Publishing. Improving the publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/nglp-home. Logos for Arcadia Fund, California Digital Library, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Educopia Institute, Longleaf Services, Janeway, and Stratos.
November 10, 2021

Building Community through Transparent Open Source Development

In October, the Next Generation Library Publishing project hosted its first Community Forum, presented by principal investigators Katherine Skinner (Educopia), Kristen Ratan (Stratos), and Catherine Mitchell (CDL). The forum introduced NGLP’s holistic approach to empowering library publishers and provided progress updates through the lens of the project’s guiding questions: Can we center community at the … Continue reading Building Community through Transparent Open Source Development

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October 27, 2021

What are the Barriers to Teaching Digital Forensics?

To state the obvious, today’s creation and dissemination of knowledge is overwhelmingly digital. Most library, museum, and archives acquisitions now include (and some are even dominated by) digital content in a wide variety of containers and formats. Information managers are charged with managing and stewarding these cultural, historical, and scientific records for current and future … Continue reading What are the Barriers to Teaching Digital Forensics?

Next Generation Library Publishing, Improving publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers. Logos for Arcadia Fund, California Digital Library, COAR, Educopia Institute, Longleaf Services, Janeway, and Stratos
October 26, 2021

Next Generation Library Publishing Project Announces Partnership with Janeway

Janeway will join the California Digital Library and Longleaf to pilot three different service models for the software components developed through the Next Generation Library Publishing project. The Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project takes a holistic approach to reenvisioning publishing, simultaneously architecting new software tailored to the unique needs of library publishers and designing … Continue reading Next Generation Library Publishing Project Announces Partnership with Janeway

September 3, 2021

Governance in Formation: Identifying Priorities for Action and Making Decisions

After communities establish their purpose and shared goals, the question of how the community will organize, make decisions, and set expectations for members and partners becomes central to their growth and maturation. Governance in Formation provides the tools for a community to take on this work, determine priorities, and move forward with actionable next steps toward their … Continue reading Governance in Formation: Identifying Priorities for Action and Making Decisions

Making Community Spaces Safer
August 23, 2021

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Inclusive”

This post was adapted from The PPPDiaries “Is everyone else nodding?” Educopia is a fully remote organization, so video calls were old hat even before the pandemic. We get to meet up occasionally, but for the most part we communicate via Slack and video calls. My work itself involves coordinating project teams, committees, and other … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Inclusive”

Next Generation Library Publishing. Improving the publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/nglp-home. Logos for Arcadia Fund, California Digital Library, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Educopia Institute, Longleaf Services, and Stratos.
June 30, 2021

A Strengths-Based Approach to Evaluation and Transformational Change in Publishing

When Katherine Skinner and I published the Values and Principles Framework and Checklist last year, we introduced them as mechanisms to hold actors in the scholarly communication system accountable to their stakeholders and demonstrate their commitment to openness in concrete and documentable ways. We conceived the framework and checklist as living, iterative, and adaptable documents. … Continue reading A Strengths-Based Approach to Evaluation and Transformational Change in Publishing

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June 29, 2021

Educopia Releases Q2 Newsletter

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the Q2 2021 Educopia Newsletter, a quarterly publication that features events, resources, updates, and announcements from our diverse portfolio of research, consulting, and community cultivation work. In this issue, you’ll find: MetaArchive Cooperative’s new membership levels The latest publication from the Next Generation Library Publishing project, “Living Our … Continue reading Educopia Releases Q2 Newsletter

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June 15, 2021

Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post Receive SAA Preservation Publication Award for “OSSArcFlow Guide”

Alexandra Chassanoff, assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, and Colin Post, assistant professor in Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, are the 2021 recipients of the Preservation Publication Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for their handbook, … Continue reading Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post Receive SAA Preservation Publication Award for “OSSArcFlow Guide”

Vision in Formation: Articulating Your Community's Purpose
April 3, 2021

Vision in Formation: Articulating Your Community’s Purpose

Using this guide, a facilitator (community manager, project director, or other convener) can guide the initial members of a new community or network to articulate and document the shared purpose of their collaboration. This guide may also be helpful for existing communities that are in transition and reconsidering their shared purpose. You can also access … Continue reading Vision in Formation: Articulating Your Community’s Purpose

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March 22, 2021

Accounting Manager

Our team seeks an experienced individual who can jump into and actively improve our accounting processes and support Educopia Institute’s ongoing accounting needs. 

Making Community Spaces Safer
February 23, 2021

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Transformational”

Over the course of 2020-2021, 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. We will announce new … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Transformational”