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January 21, 2020

Making Community Spaces Safer: Articulating and Living Our Values

Last February, we published a post on this blog titled “Making Community Spaces Safer.” It was both a response to an incident that occurred at the 2019 ALA Midwinter conference and an articulation of something we had been pondering for quite some time: how to cultivate communities in such a way that they form safe(r) and welcoming spaces for all community members. In that initial post, we committed to a plan of action that would move us towards that goal. 

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LAM Education Needs Assessments: Bridging the Gaps

Publication Announcement: LAM Education Needs Assessments: Bridging the Gaps

Authored by Christina Drummond, Tom Clareson, Laurie Gemmill Arp, and Katherine Skinner, LAM Education Needs Assessments: Bridging the Gaps aims to introduce guiding principles and practices for CE/PD needs assessments from beyond the Library, Archives, and Museum (LAM) spheres of reference ... Read More
Resource Released - Getting to the Bottom Line: 20 Cost Questions for Digital Preservation

Resource Released – Getting to the Bottom Line: 20 Cost Questions for Digital Preservation

The MetaArchive Cooperative is pleased to make available a new cost resource to assist institutions with their comparative analyses of various digital preservation solutions, both community-based solutions (e.g., MetaArchive) as well as vendor-based solutions. Getting to the Bottom Line: 20 Cost ... Read More
BitCurator Users Forum 2015

BitCurator Users Forum 2015

Event Description Join BitCurator users from around the globe for a hands-on day focused on current use and future development of the BitCurator digital software environment. Hosted by the BitCurator Consortium (BCC), this event will be grounded in the practical, ... Read More
BitCurator Consortium Launches

BitCurator Consortium Launches

The Educopia Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the BitCurator Consortium (BCC), a new independent, community-led membership association to support the curation of born- digital materials by libraries, archives, and museums. Members of the BitCurator user community have ... Read More
ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

Two-Year IMLS Grant Awarded to Study Management of Supplemental Data for ETDs

The Educopia Institute is pleased to announce it has been awarded a two-year National Leadership Grant by the IMLS to study the preservation of supplemental data for ETDs. Joining Educopia on the ETDplus project are a variety of partners from ... Read More
Three year IMLS Grant Awarded to Strengthen Leadership Education in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Three year IMLS Grant Awarded to Strengthen Leadership Education in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Educopia is pleased to announce it has been awarded a three-year Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to establish a Nexus Leadership Lab to enhance leadership education available to cultural ... Read More
Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

2013 Society of American Archivists Award for Educopia Publication

Press release from Society of American Archivists June 27, 2013: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation, edited by Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern (the volume editor) and Dr. Katherine Skinner (the series editor), is the recipient of the Preservation Publication Award ... Read More
Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation Action Assembly

The Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP) II Action Assembly will align digital preservation efforts internationally between communities, including national libraries, academic libraries, public libraries, research centers, archives, corporations, and funding agencies. ANADP II will be a highly participatory ... Read More
Digital Preservation and Outreach Education (DPOE) Workshop

Digital Preservation and Outreach Education (DPOE) Workshop

The Educopia Institute was pleased to be able to offer this free Library of Congress-developed workshop on digital preservation to Michigan-based cultural heritage institutions or academic research centers. Hosted by the Loutit District Library (http://loutitlibrary.org), this workshop followed the curriculum ... Read More
Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation Conference

The Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation conference developed out of a series of conversations between the Educopia Institute, the U.S. Library of Congress, the University of North Texas, Auburn University, the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the National Library of Estonia ... Read More
Private LOCKSS Network 2010

Private LOCKSS Network 2010

Private LOCKSS Networks have utilized a variety of technical and organizational designs since 2005 to accomplish a common philosophical aim: to empower cultural memory organizations to participate in and take ownership of their digital preservation practices through community-based initiatives. This ... Read More
Library of Congress Selects the MetaArchive Cooperative as a Continuing Partner in the National Digital Preservation Program

Library of Congress Selects the MetaArchive Cooperative as a Continuing Partner in the National Digital Preservation Program

The MetaArchive Cooperative, an independent, international membership association that coordinates collaborative and distributed digital preservation solutions for cultural memory organizations, has received $659,052 to preserve our nation’s at-risk digital materials as part of the Library of Congress’s award-winning National Digital ... Read More
Emory University’s MetaScholar Initiative Receives $1,125,000 to Preserve Our Digital History

Emory University’s MetaScholar Initiative Receives $1,125,000 to Preserve Our Digital History

The advent of digital technologies has presented society with a new challenge—how will we preserve the digital files that already comprise the bulk of the 21st century’s historical record, from government documents to scientific experiment results, from family videos to ... Read More