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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?

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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

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

OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.
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”

February 8, 2021

Adele Godoy Vrana

January 13, 2021

Bethany Nowviskie

January 8, 2021

Sayeed Choudhury

Making Community Spaces Safer
September 8, 2020

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Open”

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 … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Open”

Making Community Spaces Safer
January 21, 2020

Making Community Spaces Safer: Articulating and Living Our Values

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 … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: Articulating and Living Our Values

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October 15, 2019

Racquel Asante

Racquel Asante is Co-Executive Director at Educopia Institute, where she is responsible for finance and people operations. Along with Co-Executive Directors Katherine Kim and Jessica Meyerson, she supports Educopia’s commitment to empower collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. Racquel worked for Toys Et Cetera in Chicago, IL as Store Manager for 13 years. … Continue reading Racquel Asante

October 6, 2019

Lauren Dapena Fraiz

Lauren is the Project Coordinator for The Maintainers, a “global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world”. Throughout her career, she has worked in multiple academic research institutions, including Columbia University Medical Center and the CUNY School of Public … Continue reading Lauren Dapena Fraiz

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September 30, 2019

Jessi Haley

Jessi Haley is the Project & Editorial Coordinator for the Cita Press: Getting Fit project. Cita Press is a feminist press that publishes open-access, carefully designed books written by women. Prior to joining Educopia, Jessi managed the creative writing program at the University of Chicago, where she played a lead role in the design and launch of an … Continue reading Jessi Haley

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September 28, 2019

Katherine Kim

Katherine Kim is Co-Executive Director at Educopia Institute, where she is responsible for research, consulting, and project management. Along with Co-Executive Directors Racquel Asante and Jessica Meyerson, she supports Educopia’s commitment to empower collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She was previously the Assistant Director of the Digital Library Federation, where she supported … Continue reading Katherine Kim