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 the long term with academic values, we also need values-based approaches to stewardship and deployment. To this end, NGLP has convened a working group that assembles software developers, potential service providers, and library publishing advocates to strategize collaborative maintenance of NGLP’s software components and build sustainable services around them.  (more…)

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

2020 Annual Report
November 15, 2021

Educopia Releases 2020 Annual Report

Educopia is delighted to announce that our 2020 Annual Report is now available for download. The Annual Report includes a letter from Educopia’s Executive Director, a comprehensive listing of our research partners and affiliated community members, a recap of our accomplishments, and a profit and loss statement. The Annual Report is available for download at … Continue reading Educopia Releases 2020 Annual Report

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?

Next Generation Library Publishing, Improving publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers. Logos for Arcadia Fund, California Digital Library, COAR, Educopia Institute, Longleaf Services, Janeway, and Stratos
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

Library Publishing Workflows. Investigating and documenting journal publishing workflows in libraries. Educopia Institute. Library Publishing Coalition. Institute for Museum and Library Services.
October 20, 2021

Library Publishing Workflows Project Releases Journal Workflow Documentation

There is no single correct way for a library to publish journals; it’s a process that often grows organically in response to local needs. However, having models to draw from when creating or updating a journal publishing workflow can result in better processes and stronger partnerships.  To enable library publishers to build on each others’ … Continue reading Library Publishing Workflows Project Releases Journal Workflow Documentation

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.
October 5, 2021

NGLP Community Forum: Sharing Our Progress and Opportunities for Involvement

Please join the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project for our first community forum on Thursday, October 28th (9 AM PT/noon ET). This is a free event, but registration is required.  Over the past two years, our team has been building a suite of tools and resources that put libraries at the forefront of transformative … Continue reading NGLP Community Forum: Sharing Our Progress and Opportunities for Involvement

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September 29, 2021

Educopia Newsletter Now Available

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the latest Educopia Newsletter, a quarterly publication that features events, resources, updates, and announcements from our diverse portfolio of research, consulting, and community cultivation work.

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September 28, 2021

Educopia Releases “Governance in Formation: Identifying Priorities for Action and Making Decisions”

Earlier this year, in an effort to empower collaborative communities to grow and share knowledge, Educopia published the first guide in a series of entirely open tools, templates, and guidance documentation to help communities navigate common challenges encountered as they are forming. We’re excited to share the next addition to our Community Cultivation Resource Library, … Continue reading Educopia Releases “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”

July 21, 2021

Virtual Conferencing on a Shoestring: Thoughts on the Budget

About this series: The 2021 Virtual Library Publishing Forum was a huge success, combining excellent content with smooth facilitation and a liberal dose of whimsy and care. We decided to pull back the curtain on how it was run to support other organizations that are interested in hosting thought-provoking, humane events on a shoestring. Because … Continue reading Virtual Conferencing on a Shoestring: Thoughts on the Budget

July 20, 2021

Sponsorship, Streamlined: How We Shifted In-Person Benefits to a Virtual Space

About this series: The 2021 Virtual Library Publishing Forum was a huge success, combining excellent content with smooth facilitation and a liberal dose of whimsy and care. We decided to pull back the curtain on how it was run to support other organizations that are interested in hosting thought-provoking, humane events on a shoestring. Because … Continue reading Sponsorship, Streamlined: How We Shifted In-Person Benefits to a Virtual Space

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