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July 13, 2021

Finding Connectedness, Inspiration, and Comfort at the 2021 Library Publishing Forum

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 we have a lot to say, we are publishing a series of daily posts, each with a different theme. The series was created by the group of Educopia staff and LPC Program Committee members listed above, but the guide is written in first person and each section is written from a different perspective. Authors listed above who aren’t credited on a particular section helped with planning and editing the series.


Virtual conferencing means attendees miss out on travel to new places and after-hour meals with distant colleagues, plus being virtual means another reason to be stuck on Zoom all day. But, we also recognize the upsides: pants with elastic waistbands, more inclusivity for folks unable to travel, and a mute button for when people make more of a comment than a question.

After a year of Zoom fatigue, isolation, and dealing with all the difficult issues thrown at us by a global pandemic, how could we plan an online event that didn’t compound these effects, but instead led us to connectedness, inspiration, and comfort? What kind of an event could we plan that led from a place of empathy and yet still provided swag?

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Pets, Plants, and New Partnerships: Creating Space for Social Activities at LPForum21

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 ...
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You Always Need More People Than You Think: Staffing a Virtual Conference

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 ...
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Stick-With-What-You-Have and Add Slowly: Configuring Technology for a Virtual Conference

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 ...
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Blending the Synchronous with the Asynchronous: Strategies for Planning a Successful Conference Program

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 ...
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Finding Connectedness, Inspiration, and Comfort at the 2021 Library Publishing Forum

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Position Announcement: Project Manager for Research & Strategy

Educopia Institute is pleased to share a new job announcement! We are now hiring a Project Manager for Research & Strategy who will be responsible for supporting the extensive portfolio of research and consulting projects within Educopia’s Research & Strategy ...
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Educopia Releases First Issue of Quarterly Newsletter

We’re delighted to announce the inaugural issue of the 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 first issue, you’ll find:  The release ...
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Educopia awarded $245,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Cita Press project

Educopia Institute is excited to announce an award in the amount of $245,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the Cita Press: Getting Fit project.  Through this project, Educopia will partner with Cita Press Founder and Art Director, ...
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Position Announcement: Cita Press Project and Editorial Coordinator

The Cita Press: Getting Fit project seeks a Project and Editorial Coordinator to manage daily project activities as well as provide research and editorial assistant to Cita's Founder and Art Director. The Project and Editorial Coordinator will monitor deadlines, track ...
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Educopia Releases First in Series of Community Cultivation Resources

Just in time for Spring, Educopia is releasing its first Community Cultivation guide!  Vision in Formation: Articulating Your Community’s Purpose is the first guide in our long-planned library of entirely open tools, templates, and guidance documentation to help communities navigate ...
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NGLP Releases “Library Publishing Infrastructure: Assembling New Solutions”

A core principle guiding the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP)  project is TRANSPARENCY. In alignment with that principle, we are openly sharing all of our findings from more than a year’s worth of deep community engagement research.  Our newest publication, ...
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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 ...
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Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Caring”

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 ...
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Achieving Sovereignty for Data Curation and Preservation

Forging into 2021 marks an official full decade of work for me in the field of digital preservation, first with LOCKSS and Educopia (2010-2015), then with Grand Valley State University Libraries (2015-2019), and then back with Educopia and its MetaArchive ...
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NGLP Releases “Scholarly Communication Technology Catalogue (SComCat)”

Have you ever needed to find a quick, concise description of an open source scholarly communication tool or service? Have you wished you had a way to compare and contrast scholarly communication tools and services based on features like their ...
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