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August 23, 2022

Announcing the DPSC Planning Project

The Educopia Institute, partnering with six members of the Digital Preservation Services Collaborative (APTrust, Chronopolis, CLOCKSS, LYRASIS, MetaArchive, and Texas Digital Library), has been awarded a grant of $147,688 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study the needs for and feasibility of a collaborative community-supported digital preservation service. Together, the partners … Continue reading Announcing the DPSC Planning Project

August 16, 2022

Next Generation Library Publishing project: Portable data, modular tools, and shared values

As a follow on to our Building Data Resilience through Collaborative Networks Symposium, we are publishing a blog series featuring each of our presenters. This is the third in that series.  Back in 2017, Elsevier acquired the Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress), the journals and institutional repository platform of choice for a great many library publishers who … Continue reading Next Generation Library Publishing project: Portable data, modular tools, and shared values

August 4, 2022

Obstacles and Strategies in Research Data Sharing and Reuse

As a follow on to our Building Data Resilience through Collaborative Networks Symposium, we are publishing a blog series featuring each of our presenters. This is the second in that series.  I’d like to start my remarks by talking about our end game: achieving the full power for the open sharing and reuse of research data, … Continue reading Obstacles and Strategies in Research Data Sharing and Reuse

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August 4, 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: Two new Educopia projects Updates from Cita Press, The Maintainers, BitCuratorEdu, and Library Publishing Workflows Updates, events, and more … Continue reading Educopia Newsletter Now Available

August 3, 2022

DPSC Planning Project: Sustainable Community-Owned Partnerships in Digital Preservation

Educopia Institute is partnering with six members of the Digital Preservation Services Collaborative (APTrust, Chronopolis, CLOCKSS, LYRASIS, MetaArchive, and Texas Digital Library) to articulate the need for values-driven, community-supported distributed digital preservation service options and to propose a service model for collaboration that ensures the authority, sustainability, and viability of these options. This service model … Continue reading DPSC Planning Project: Sustainable Community-Owned Partnerships in Digital Preservation

July 29, 2022

Reviews in the Digital Humanities

As a follow on to our Building Data Resilience through Collaborative Networks Symposium, we are publishing a blog series featuring each of our presenters. This is the first in that series.  Founded in 2019 and launched January 2020, Reviews in Digital Humanities is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal facilitating scholarly evaluation and discovery of digital scholarship. … Continue reading Reviews in the Digital Humanities

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July 18, 2022

Shaping Change

“…I thought that we would spend about a year in transition, after which we’d hit some magical moment of homeostasis and hum along for awhile. Seven years later, I’m still waiting for that moment, and have come to realize that transition is the work. I used to think it was an artifact of the work, … Continue reading Shaping Change

June 30, 2022

Educopia Partnering with Curtin University and OAPEN to Create a Community Governed OA Book Analytics Service for Publishers

Press Release, Educopia Institute BAD Project Ready for release, June 30, 2022   With more than AUD $1M in support from the Mellon Foundation, we at Educopia are excited to be working with collaborative partners at Curtin University  and OAPEN on the Book Analytics Dashboard Project (2022-2025) to support the creation of a community-governed OA … Continue reading Educopia Partnering with Curtin University and OAPEN to Create a Community Governed OA Book Analytics Service for Publishers

June 23, 2022

Building Data Resilience Through Collaborative Networks

Monday, July 11, 2022 (All times are EDT) 10:00 AM: Welcome – Katherine Skinner (Educopia Institute) 10:15 AM: Completing the Life Cycle – Cynthia Vitale (ARL) 10:45 AM: Courtney Mumma (Texas Digital Library) 11:15 AM: Leveraging Data Communities to Advance Open Science – Danielle Cooper (Ithaka S&R) 11:45 AM: Lunch Break  12:15 PM: Jennifer Gibson … Continue reading Building Data Resilience Through Collaborative Networks

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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

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

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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?

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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