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July 24, 2017

Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation in Libraries and Archives (FCoP) (subcontract)

Through a cohort of six organizations in the United States representing public libraries, university special collections, historical societies and museums, the Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation and Emulation Experts in Libraries and Archives (FCoP) project, led by CalPoly University, aims to broaden participation in software preservation and to empower librarians, archivists, and curators … Continue reading Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation in Libraries and Archives (FCoP) (subcontract)

October 6, 2016

Catalyzing Communities Through Stronger Leadership

IMLS Senior Advisor Dr. Marvin D. Carr summarized earlier this month, “today’s museums, libraries, and archives are more than community anchor institutions that generate economic and societal community benefits; they build and lead change in their neighborhoods.” Yet, how do we, the people within these organizations, make this change happen? Let me explain how. Since 2014, I … Continue reading Catalyzing Communities Through Stronger Leadership

September 26, 2016

Guidance Briefs: Preserving & Curating ETD Research Data & Complex Digital Objects

These Guidance Briefs have been authored by the ETDplus project team as short (3-4 page) “how-to” oriented briefs that will help ETD/IR programs build and nurture supportive relationships with student researchers. These briefs are open, editable documents that colleges and universities can use to assist their own student researchers in understanding data and content management … Continue reading Guidance Briefs: Preserving & Curating ETD Research Data & Complex Digital Objects

September 21, 2016

The Nexus Leading Across Boundaries Vision

Libraries, archives, and museums contribute to their shared communities by providing access to information, preserving cultural heritages, creating new knowledge, and facilitating lifelong learning. Collectively, we take action to transform ourselves and our communities, positively contributing to the common good while evolving to meet our changing needs. Individually, our staff and volunteers advance our organizational … Continue reading The Nexus Leading Across Boundaries Vision

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2015: From ACT to IMPACT
September 1, 2016

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2015

Educopia’s premise is clear-cut: modest facilitation helps communities thrive, and thriving communities have ripple effects, impacting their professions and society as a whole. At the close of 2015, I’m so grateful for our many partners and members who have invested in connecting and collaborating across institutional and sector-based boundaries. As we enter our second decade … Continue reading Educopia Institute Annual Report 2015

August 16, 2016

Presentation by Educopia’s Sam Meister at IFLA 2016 mentioned in ALA Article

Disaster preparedness is often discussed in human terms: how to prevent loss of life or home during or in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster. But what about our library collections? How can we keep them safe in times of trouble? “Preparing for Disasters: Methods and Case Studies for the Safeguarding of Documentary … Continue reading Presentation by Educopia’s Sam Meister at IFLA 2016 mentioned in ALA Article

American vintage car in a flood by a diner
August 14, 2016

Disasters at any scale: the MetaArchive Cooperative’s community-based approach to risk mitigation and disaster preparation in the 21st century

Integration and automation between multiple acquisition, analysis, and collection management software systems is key to the sustainability of digital preservation within and across institutional boundaries amongst cultural heritage organizations. The MetaArchive Cooperative distributed digital preservation network has continually sought to simplify integration with multiple systems and has engaged in research and development activities to achieve … Continue reading Disasters at any scale: the MetaArchive Cooperative’s community-based approach to risk mitigation and disaster preparation in the 21st century

Strengthening Leadership Development Across Archives, Libraries, and Museums
August 5, 2016

Strengthening Leadership Development Across Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Archives, library, and museum organizations continually invest in leadership skills development to prepare future leaders. Until now, common frameworks have not existed to help instructors and learners recognize translatable leadership competencies or resources across the fields. Utilizing the “Levels of Leadership” frameworks developed by the Nexus LAB projects, the panelists engage the audience in considering … Continue reading Strengthening Leadership Development Across Archives, Libraries, and Museums

ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
July 25, 2016

ETDplus Workbench

Preserving and Curating ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects, Curation Workbench Tool The ETDplus Workbench is a web based tool that is designed to assist students in preparing and packaging ETD supplementary materials for long-term preservation and access. The Workbench includes configurable functions and features that integrate basic preservation actions such as virus scans, … Continue reading ETDplus Workbench

July 25, 2016

Mapping the Landscapes Focus Group Final Report

The “Mapping the Landscapes” Focus Group project, an initiative of the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums, collected data from the cultural heritage field on continuing education and professional development (CE/PD) needs between August 2015 and June 2016. The project was funded through a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and … Continue reading Mapping the Landscapes Focus Group Final Report

From Act to Impact
July 14, 2016

Keynote: From ACT to IMPACT

Exploring a set of lenses with which you might look at the challenges and opportunities university libraries have today. Providing new tools that you’ll take back into your daily work and decision-making processes. What those tools should do is help you to move from a state of action—which all of you are in, continuously, in … Continue reading Keynote: From ACT to IMPACT

The ETDplus Project: Supporting Complex ETD Data
July 12, 2016

The ETDplus Project: Supporting Complex ETD Data

Presentation Overview ETD Lifecycle Management Project Series – collaborative background Survey findings Guidance documents and training materials Hydra-Sufia reference implementation tool for complex ETD materials submission/ingestion workflow Brief thoughts going forward

July 7, 2016

Mapping the Landscapes Storyboard Data Visualization Users Guide (TrueBearing)

Data visualization dashboards extend the potential insight for users far beyond that of static graphics. This brief guide identifies the basic toolset with which a user can “drill down,” asking questions and discovering important underlying patterns in the data. Acknowledgements This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

July 7, 2016

Mapping the Landscapes Interactive Survey Data Storyboards (TrueBearing)

Downloadable, interactive results from the Mapping the Landscape survey, filterable by respondent location and sector. Requires the free Tableau Reader program to use offline. Results can also be viewed and interacted with online here. Acknowledgements This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

National Agenda for Continuing Education and Professional Development Across Libraries, Archives, and Museums
July 6, 2016

National Agenda for Continuing Education and Professional Development Across Libraries, Archives, and Museums

This National Agenda for Continuing Education and Professional Development across Libraries, Archives, and Museums provides a broad planning and evaluation framework for the systemic strengthening of continuing education and professional development (CE/PD) across the landscape of funders, professional associations, program administrators, and trainers involved. This document synthesizes three years of planning efforts convened by the … Continue reading National Agenda for Continuing Education and Professional Development Across Libraries, Archives, and Museums

June 13, 2016

Library Publishing Curriculum

Quick Access Points For Students: Library Publishing Workshop (asynchronous, virtual course taught by Dr. Katherine Skinner) Overview of the Workshop Unit 1: Introduction Unit 2: What and Why Libraries Publish Unit 3: Publishing Functions Unit 4: Developing Editorial Strategies Unit 5: Content and Access Unit 6: Assessing Impact Unit 7: Policy Unit 8: Sustainability and … Continue reading Library Publishing Curriculum

June 7, 2016

Nexus LAB Information Session

An informational webinar introducing the Nexus Leading Across Boundaries effort and its pilot opportunities for leadership development instructors and trainers around evaluation and curricular resources.

June 5, 2016

Mapping the Landscapes: Continuing Education/Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey

The Mapping the Landscape needs assessment in continuing education and professional development offers a broad and statistically reliable overview of current perceptions, needs, assets and barriers, levels of competency and confidence across and within archives, library, and museum professions in the United States. Based on a comprehensive conceptual model, the Mapping survey data offers three … Continue reading Mapping the Landscapes: Continuing Education/Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey

Spanning Our Field Libraries: Mindfully Managing LAM Collaborations
May 24, 2016

Spanning Our Field Libraries: Mindfully Managing LAM Collaborations

Multiple efforts are bringing academic museum and gallery leaders together with their peers across archives and libraries, to capture and build upon effective (best) practices across the fields. This session shares information about three such efforts, setting the stage for a discussion on how participation in such cross-sector collaborations can benefit museum and gallery leaders. … Continue reading Spanning Our Field Libraries: Mindfully Managing LAM Collaborations