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October 1, 2019

Jessica Farrell

Jessica Farrell is the Community Facilitator for Software Preservation Network and the BitCurator Consortium. Previously, she was the Project Manager for the BitCuratorEdu Project, Curator of Digital Collections at Harvard Law School Library, Assistant Archivist at McDonald’s Corporation and Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, and Project Archivist at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Jess received … Continue reading Jessica Farrell

October 15, 2018

Workflows for Curating Born-Digital Content: Reports from the OSSArcFlow Project

Our Takeaways (so far) Determine the commonalities of each process and simplify the workflows as much as possible (but beware oversimplification). Greater clarity concerning the needs of each type of materials and the levels of complexity necessary. Necessity to gain LAMP/Linux knowledge to better collaborate with our partners in maintenance and troubleshooting. Collaboration is truly … Continue reading Workflows for Curating Born-Digital Content: Reports from the OSSArcFlow Project

September 24, 2018

OSSArcFlow: What Differences Make a Difference?

The Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) project brings together researchers, developers of 3 major OSS digital stewardship systems, and digital stewards at 12 partner institutions from across the US. The project seeks to document existing digital curation workflows, investigate how OSS systems integrate into these workflows, develop handoffs between these systems, and to identify … Continue reading OSSArcFlow: What Differences Make a Difference?

September 14, 2018

Where Does Digital Forensics Fit in the Digital Curation Workflow? Reports from OSSArcFlow

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., are investigating, synchronizing, and modeling a range of workflows to increase the capacity of libraries and archives to curate born digital content. These archival workflows will incorporate three leading … Continue reading Where Does Digital Forensics Fit in the Digital Curation Workflow? Reports from OSSArcFlow

June 4, 2018

OSSArcFlow: Researching Archival Workflows for Born-Digital Content

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., are investigating, synchronizing, and modeling a range of workflows to increase the capacity of libraries and archives to curate born digital content. These archival workflows will incorporate three leading … Continue reading OSSArcFlow: Researching Archival Workflows for Born-Digital Content

May 21, 2018

The University Press and the Library Publisher: Spanning Boundaries to Create Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Professional Development Resources for Library Publishers

Project Updates November-December 2017 Modules submitted by authors January-February 2018 Peer review and external evaluation March-May 2018 Content, Impact, and Sustainability Modules released Summer 2018 Policy and Introduction Modules released

May 14, 2018

Crossing Borders, Spanning Boundaries: How Today’s Libraries (and Librarians!) Cultivate Open Knowledge

Today’s world is characterized by its fast pace of change, new forms of connectivity, and technology-based market shifts. The channels of communication have shifted radically over the last few decades, and it’s impacting both what libraries can do and what libraries can become. I’m going to ask you all to think with me for the … Continue reading Crossing Borders, Spanning Boundaries: How Today’s Libraries (and Librarians!) Cultivate Open Knowledge

OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.
January 30, 2018

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: Duke University

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.

November 16, 2017

Preserving News on the Margins

Why is this particular project needed? Historic preservation efforts (microfilm projects, etc.) have usually focused on mainstream voices – even if the efforts have been focused on smaller communities Many of you may participate in a statewide newspaper digitization project and/or NDNP. We all LOVE and APPRECIATE those projects, but we realize that ALL projects … Continue reading Preserving News on the Margins

November 6, 2017

OSSArcFlow Project Update

Research Questions How can institutions combine tools to support workflows that meet local institutional needs? How can institutions implement “handoffs” between systems that perform different functions on the same data?

October 24, 2017

Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing (Project Update)

Project Timeline 2017 Author and revise modules Create course guides and other materials Begin pilot planning 2018 Release course materials Development of web platform 2 in-person and 2 online pilots LIS program integration Assessment and sustainability planning

October 23, 2017

Open Source Software Archival Workflows (OSSArcFlow) with BitCurator, ArchivesSpace, and Archivematica

Project Activities ▪Document workflows for 12 partner institutions ▪Develop tools to facilitate hand-offs ▪Design training modules that will promote use of documentation and scripts ▪Create “Implementation Guide”

August 7, 2017

Preserving ETDs: Resources and Recommendations

The ETD+ Toolkit helps the academic community to train students to ensure the longevity and accessibility of their research outputs. It includes an open set of six modules and evaluation instruments that prepare students to create, store, and maintain their research outputs. MODULE 1: COPYRIGHT How can students gain appropriate permissions and how can students … Continue reading Preserving ETDs: Resources and Recommendations

July 23, 2017

OSSArcFlow Project Overview

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., are investigating, synchronizing, and modeling a range of workflows to increase the capacity of libraries and archives to curate born digital content. These archival workflows will incorporate three leading … Continue reading OSSArcFlow Project Overview

February 23, 2017

Collaboration and Convergence: Boundary-Spanning Leadership in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Presentation Roadmap Educopia’s mission and methods LAM-learning projects 2013-2017 Five projects and their intersection points General application of methods Deeper dives Coalition to Advance Learning Mapping the Landscapes Nexus and Nexus LAB Next steps  

January 1, 2017

Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing Grant Narrative

The Educopia Institute and the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), in partnership with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), NASIG, and BlueSky to BluePrint, engaged in a two-year IMLS-LB21 research grant to design and implement a competency-based curriculum for library publishing. This project developed and piloted a suite of synchronous and asynchronous professional development offerings for librarians … Continue reading Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing Grant Narrative

November 7, 2016

Preservation and Curation of ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects

Guiding Questions: How can we connect with students about digital content curation and maintenance? What do students need to know about digital content management in relation to their research outputs? How might the ETD—as a common rite of passage in research careers—be used to help students learn how to structure, share, and manage their digital … Continue reading Preservation and Curation of ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects

September 6, 2016

ETD Programs: New Developments and Hot Topics

Workshop Learning Objectives: In the next 3 hours, attendees will: Learn about emerging methods to support students’ identity, data, and digital object management; Gain exposure to a range of current policies and practices (e.g., ID management and data curation); Practice using emerging tools designed to support student ETD submission; Understand how to begin working to … Continue reading ETD Programs: New Developments and Hot Topics

BitCurator Consortium
November 2, 2015

What is the BitCurator Consortium?

What is the BCC? The BitCurator Consortium supports digital forensics practices in libraries, archives, and museums in order to help ensure the longevity and reliability of the cultural, scientific, and historical record. Member benefits: Use of the members-only BCC mailing list and help desk Access to the members-only videos and documentation Prioritized requests for BitCurator … Continue reading What is the BitCurator Consortium?

January 9, 2015

Chrysalis: Moving Forward Collectively

After summarizing critical systemic issues within scholarly communications, this white paper explores the translation and applicability of the established Collective Impact model to foster change towards digital scholarship sustainability. A rationale and process for using the Collective Impact model within scholarly communications is followed by observations from an initial pilot event held with stakeholder representatives. … Continue reading Chrysalis: Moving Forward Collectively