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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.
June 15, 2021

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 the Preservation Publication Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for their handbook, OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows (2021), a free Educopia resource for assisting archives in managing their born-digital materials. The award recognizes the author or editor of an outstanding published work related to archives preservation.

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Celebrating the origins and growth of SouthernSpaces.org

There are few things I've accomplished in my career that I'm as proud of as the work I did to help found SouthernSpaces.org. Today, our roundtable interview about its origins and early growth has been published--it provides a window into ...
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Promote Your Collections, Promote Our Collective Histories

We know that our choices as archivists, librarians, and curators matter. The historical record is largely shaped by what we gather, what we provide access to, and whose voices we preserve. In this moment, we want to ignite the power ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows

Educopia and UNC-SILS receive IMLS funding to study OSS implementation to improve workflows for born-digital materials

The Educopia Institute and the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have been awarded a grant worth over $681,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for OSSArcFlow, a project to investigate and support the adoption ...
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ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

Educopia’s ETDplus Toolkit is now live!

The IMLS-funded ETDplus Toolkit is an approach to improving student and faculty research output management. Focusing on the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) as a mile-marker in a student’s research trajectory, it provides in-time advice to students and faculty about avoiding common ...
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MetaArchive Cooperative Receives 2017 George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award

The MetaArchive Cooperative was bestowed the 2017 George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award for its commendable work in the digital preservation field. This award pays tribute to individuals or groups that “foster collaboration for preservation” by demonstrating leadership, vision and initiative ...
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Self-Identified Library, Archives, and Museum Professional Development Needs, 2016 Edition. Compendium of 2015-2016 Mapping the Landscapes Project Findings and Data.

Educopia Study Finds Library, Archives, and Museum Employees Asking for Professional Development

ATLANTA - January 18, 2017 – Today, Educopia released its Self-Identified Library, Archives, and Museum Professional Development Needs 2016 Edition report revealing a strong shared desire for continuing education and professional development across these cultural fields. Sixty-nine percent of library, archives and ...
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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 ...
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Public libraries share their digitization success stories

From ALA member news CHICAGO— Digitizing your collection is not only a great way to increase access to your materials, it also engages patrons on a whole new level and helps communicate your library’s value. But with staff time and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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