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Making Community Spaces Safer
January 7, 2021

Making Community Spaces Safer: A Tool to Help Community Leaders Accept and Act on Values-Related Feedback

In August of 2019, I attended a fantastic presentation by Larry Wentzel and Jesus Espinoza on the Communications Recovery Model. The model presents a way to respond when you make a communications mistake that hurts or offends someone – an especially important tool for anyone engaged in work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. I … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: A Tool to Help Community Leaders Accept and Act on Values-Related Feedback

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, LYRASIS, and Stratos.
December 1, 2020

NGLP Technical Development Directions and Request for Participation

Following more than a year of research and engagement with library publishers, the Next Gen Library Publishing (NGLP) project is pleased to announce its technical development directions. We are now commissioning the build of two components: a cross-content web delivery/discovery platform and a cross-platform administrative dashboard for journal publishing. These elements will be designed to … Continue reading NGLP Technical Development Directions and Request for Participation

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, LYRASIS, and Stratos.
October 21, 2020

Next Generation Library Publishing Releases “Living Our Values and Principles: Exploring Assessment Strategies for the Scholarly Communication Field”

The Next Generation Library Publishing project team is excited to announce the publication of a report, Living Our Values and Principles: Exploring Assessment Strategies for the Scholarly Communication Field by Katherine Skinner and Sarah Wipperman. This report explores “values and principles” statements, documents, proclamations, and manifestos that have been produced by scholarly communication stakeholders over … Continue reading Next Generation Library Publishing Releases “Living Our Values and Principles: Exploring Assessment Strategies for the Scholarly Communication Field”

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, LYRASIS, and Stratos.
October 21, 2020

Living Our Values and Principles: Exploring Assessment Strategies for the Scholarly Communication Field

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 Living Our Values and Principles: Exploring Assessment Strategies for the Scholarly Communication Field

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, LYRASIS, and Stratos.
August 28, 2020

Position Announcement: NGLP Technical Product Manager (Contractor)

The Next Generation Library Publishing project seeks a Technical Product Manager to manage the build of several technical components to assist in web delivery and discoverability, content collection management, and administrative functions for managing and reporting on publication activities across multiple platforms.  The Technical Product Manager will gather and document requirements from key stakeholders and … Continue reading Position Announcement: NGLP Technical Product Manager (Contractor)

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, LYRASIS, and Stratos.
August 26, 2020

NGLP “Values and Principles Framework and Assessment Checklist” Released for Public Comment

The Next Generation Library Publishing project (NGLP) invites community feedback on the draft release of the Values and Principles Framework and Assessment Checklist tools we have produced to assess and incentivize stronger alignment between publishing tools, services, and platforms and the scholarly communities and publics they ultimately serve. Pending public feedback, we plan to refine … Continue reading NGLP “Values and Principles Framework and Assessment Checklist” Released for Public Comment

Making Community Spaces Safer
July 15, 2020

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being Community-Driven

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 Being Community-Driven

OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.
June 25, 2020

Educopia Releases “OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows” and Three Video Learning Modules

Educopia Institute is delighted to announce the release of the OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows. The Guide aims to make the daunting task of selecting, implementing, and refining born-digital archiving workflows more achievable. It was authored by Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post as part of the OSSArcFlow project, which was led by Educopia … Continue reading Educopia Releases “OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows” and Three Video Learning Modules

OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows. Authors: Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post. Editors: Katherine Skinner (Lead Editor), Jessica Farrell, Brandon Locke, Caitlin Perry (copyeditor), Kari Smith, Hannah Wang. Contributors: Christopher A. Lee, Sam Meister, Jessica Meyerson, Andrew Rabkin, Yinglong Zhang. Designer: Hannah Ballard. Logo for Educopia Institute.
June 23, 2020

OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows

The purpose of the Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows is to encourage and assist collecting institutions of all shapes, sizes, and types to begin documenting their born-digital workflows. In our experience, both through the OSSArcFlow project and in consultation with many collecting institutions, the vast majority of today’s born-digital archiving activity is not well … Continue reading OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows

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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

OSSArcFlow: Investigating, Modeling, and Synchronizing a Range of Archival Workflows for Born-Digital Content. As-Is Workflows: In the fall of 2017, the project team worked with partners at each institution to mockup a visual representation of their current workflow activities. Representing a “snapshot in time” these documents show how a diverse group of institutions are using OSS tools in their workflows to curate born-digital content. They also provide an essential starting point for synthesizing and comparing both the gaps and overlaps that currently exist between common OSS tools and environments.
May 18, 2020

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflows: All Workflows

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different cultural heritage sectors to investigate, … Continue reading OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflows: All Workflows

OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.
May 18, 2020

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: All Dossiers (Single PDF)

As part of OssArcFlow – a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content – project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions. In this version, you can view all ten digital dossiers in a single PDF.

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

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

April 27, 2020

Broadening Energy and Opportunities in the Library Publishing Coalition

The Acceleration Lifecycle Stage is punctuated by rapid increases in a community’s reach, activities, and impact. For the Library Publishing Coalition, opportunities have proliferated across committees, events, and research projects, all of which expanded in 2019 to encompass the community’s broadening energy and capacity.

April 27, 2020

BitCurator Consortium is Fusing Technical Concerns with Broader Field of Born-Digital Archiving

The BitCurator Consortium initially formed in 2014 around an Open Source Software environment that supports the acquisition and initial curation of born-digital collections in libraries, archives, and museums. It has grown into a burgeoning community of practice that fuses these technical concerns with the broader field of born-digital archiving and the institutional and workflow needs … Continue reading BitCurator Consortium is Fusing Technical Concerns with Broader Field of Born-Digital Archiving

Software Preservation Network
April 27, 2020

Building Community and Capacity in the Software Preservation Network

In January 2019, the Software Preservation Network (SPN) launched a two-year seed funded effort to secure SPN as a sustainable, community-owned organization. As part of this process, institutions were asked to invest—not just financially, but also in a series of facilitated community cultivation sessions in which members would make key decisions regarding the form, function, … Continue reading Building Community and Capacity in the Software Preservation Network

Building a stronger, healthier, more equitable information management field begins with the way we care for each other. 2019 Annual Report.
April 17, 2020

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2019

In 2019, we joined forces with more than fifteen emerging and established collaborative efforts, providing each with specialized administrative, governance, and facilitation tools designed to harness the energy and resources of many institutions in a united direction. It was a powerful and resounding “YES” year—one in which we witnessed the impact of our work at the … Continue reading Educopia Institute Annual Report 2019

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November 14, 2019

Toward a Shared Agenda: Report on PEGI Project Activities for 2017-2019

This report provides a summary of work completed by the Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) project from 2017 to 2019. The PEGI Project seeks to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the public. A significant part of our efforts in 2018 … Continue reading Toward a Shared Agenda: Report on PEGI Project Activities for 2017-2019