Announcements

June 27, 2023

Wintergreen Women Writers Collective Receives $150,000 Award from Mellon Foundation

The Wintergreen Women Writers Collective is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support its mission of promoting the work of women writers. The grant will be administered by the Educopia Institute, the Collective’s fiscal sponsor, and supported by James Madison University Libraries.

April 23, 2023

Meet the Educopians: Melanie Schlosser

Melanie Schlosser is Educopia’s Senior Community Facilitator, working with the Library Publishing Coalition and other communities and projects related to scholarly communications.

April 23, 2023

Meet the Educopians: Nancy Adams

Nancy Adams is the Program Assistant for the Library Publishing Coalition, one of Educopia’s community cultivation partners.

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April 9, 2023

Mellon Foundation Awards Educopia $2.1 Million for Organizational Capacity Building

The Educopia Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge, is proud to announce it has received a $2.1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. The grant will support the organization’s capacity building efforts from April 2023 to March 2026.

April 9, 2023

Educopia awarded $750,000 from the Mellon Foundation for Cita Press

Educopia is thrilled to announce an award in the amount of $750,000 from the Mellon Foundation to our fiscal sponsee, Cita Press. This grant will support Scaling Small: Partnerships and organizational resilience for Cita Press, a three-year project involving the implementation of a strategic roadmap for capacity building and financial sustainability for Cita Press. The … Continue reading Educopia awarded $750,000 from the Mellon Foundation for Cita Press

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February 9, 2023

Educopia Announces 2022 and 2023 Board Appointments

Educopia is pleased to announce five board members: Bergis Jules, Lupe Solorio, Bethany Nowviskie, Sayeed Choudhury, and Adele Vrana.

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February 2, 2023

Meet the Educopians: Katherine Kim

In October 2022, Educopia moved to a new collaborative leadership model. Katherine Kim took on the role of Co-Executive Director along with Racquel Asante and Jessica Meyerson. Katherine’s focus as Co-Director is on research, consulting, and project management.

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February 2, 2023

Meet the Educopians: Racquel Asante

In October 2022, Educopia moved to a new collaborative leadership model. Racquel Asante took on the role of Co-Executive Director along with Katherine Kim and Jessica Meyerson. Racquel’s focus as Co-Director is on finance and people operations.

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February 1, 2023

Meet the Educopians: Jessica Meyerson

In October 2022, Educopia moved to a new collaborative leadership model. Jessica Meyerson took on the role of Co-Executive Director along with Katherine Kim and Racquel Asante. Jessica’s focus as Co-Director is on organizational development and community cultivation.

November 1, 2022

NGLP Community Forum: Library Publishing

Please join the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project for our fourth community forum on November 29 at 12 PM Eastern / 9 AM Pacific. This is a free event, but registration is required.

October 11, 2022

The DPSC Planning Project is Recruiting Stakeholders

The DPSC Planning Project is recruiting up to 30 individuals to serve on two stakeholder groups: the Service User Group and the Advisory Board. These stakeholders will serve as important sources of user requirements and expertise as we plan a robust service model for values-driven, community-supported distributed digital preservation. Service User Group (up to 20 … Continue reading The DPSC Planning Project is Recruiting Stakeholders

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October 11, 2022

A Cohort-Based Pilot of the FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication

The FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication helps scholarly communication organizations and communities demonstrate, evaluate, and ultimately improve their alignment with key values, including: Financial and Organizational Sustainability; Openness and Interoperability; Representative Governance; Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Oppression; Sharing of Knowledge; and Transparency.

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September 29, 2022

Introducing Our Shared Leadership Model

The Educopia Institute is excited to announce effective October 1, 2022 Racquel Asante, Katherine Kim, and Jessica Meyerson will serve Educopia Institute as co-directors.  Since publishing two blog posts on Educopia’s organizational transition in July (Embracing Change and Shaping Change), staff members Racquel Asante, Katherine Kim, and Jessica Meyerson submitted a proposal to the Board … Continue reading Introducing Our Shared Leadership Model

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September 8, 2022

Scaling Diamond OA: Universities as Centers of Open Publishing Excellence

From the Budapest Open Access Initiative 20th anniversary recommendations to the UNESCO Recommendation for Open Science and the Harvard endorsement of Diamond OA, many recent reports on open scholarship are calling for scholarly research to be published and disseminated via open infrastructure that is community-owned and -governed. This call for open infrastructure is particularly important … Continue reading Scaling Diamond OA: Universities as Centers of Open Publishing Excellence

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September 6, 2022

From Vision to Reality: Bringing Resilient Open Source Infrastructure to Library Publishers

The Next Generation Library Publishing project is building a sustainable open source alternative to commercial publishing platforms, expanding choices for values-driven publishers of all sizes. We are on the brink of realizing our vision as we move the pilot implementations of our software stack into production-ready service offerings. 

August 23, 2022

Announcing the DPSC Planning Project

The Educopia Institute, partnering with six members of the Digital Preservation Services Collaborative (APTrust, Chronopolis, CLOCKSS, LYRASIS, MetaArchive, and Texas Digital Library), has been awarded a grant of $147,688 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study the needs for and feasibility of a collaborative community-supported digital preservation service. Together, the partners … Continue reading Announcing the DPSC Planning Project

August 16, 2022

Next Generation Library Publishing project: Portable data, modular tools, and shared values

As a follow on to our Building Data Resilience through Collaborative Networks Symposium, we are publishing a blog series featuring each of our presenters. This is the third in that series.  Back in 2017, Elsevier acquired the Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress), the journals and institutional repository platform of choice for a great many library publishers who … Continue reading Next Generation Library Publishing project: Portable data, modular tools, and shared values

August 4, 2022

Obstacles and Strategies in Research Data Sharing and Reuse

As a follow on to our Building Data Resilience through Collaborative Networks Symposium, we are publishing a blog series featuring each of our presenters. This is the second in that series.  I’d like to start my remarks by talking about our end game: achieving the full power for the open sharing and reuse of research data, … Continue reading Obstacles and Strategies in Research Data Sharing and Reuse

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August 4, 2022

Educopia Newsletter Now Available

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the newest 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: Two new Educopia projects Updates from Cita Press, The Maintainers, BitCuratorEdu, and Library Publishing Workflows Updates, events, and more … Continue reading Educopia Newsletter Now Available

July 29, 2022

Reviews in the Digital Humanities

As a follow on to our Building Data Resilience through Collaborative Networks Symposium, we are publishing a blog series featuring each of our presenters. This is the first in that series.  Founded in 2019 and launched January 2020, Reviews in Digital Humanities is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal facilitating scholarly evaluation and discovery of digital scholarship. … Continue reading Reviews in the Digital Humanities