Announcements

December 11, 2017

Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values: Call for Community Feedback

The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose, scale, cost, and complexity. Over the past year a group of collaborating organizations united in the commitment to digital preservation have come together to explore how we can better communicate with each other and assist members of … Continue reading Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values: Call for Community Feedback

September 29, 2017

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 so many wonderful things about the publication, its staff and leadership, its mission and vision, … Continue reading Celebrating the origins and growth of SouthernSpaces.org

August 22, 2017

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 and passion of libraries, archives, and museums to amplify voices that have too often gone … Continue reading Promote Your Collections, Promote Our Collective Histories

OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows
May 9, 2017

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 of open source tools for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs). The research team will engage … Continue reading Educopia and UNC-SILS receive IMLS funding to study OSS implementation to improve workflows for born-digital materials

ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
April 12, 2017

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 digital loss scenarios for the ETD and all of its affiliated files. The ETDplus Toolkit provides free … Continue reading Educopia’s ETDplus Toolkit is now live!

February 17, 2017

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 to ensure libraries, archives and historical institutions protect cultural patrimony. The MetaArchive Cooperative is an … Continue reading MetaArchive Cooperative Receives 2017 George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award

Self-Identified Library, Archives, and Museum Professional Development Needs, 2016 Edition. Compendium of 2015-2016 Mapping the Landscapes Project Findings and Data.
January 18, 2017

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 museum (LAM) professionals surveyed indicated having a “high-level” of interest in continuing education and professional … Continue reading Educopia Study Finds Library, Archives, and Museum Employees Asking for Professional Development

August 16, 2016

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 times of trouble? “Preparing for Disasters: Methods and Case Studies for the Safeguarding of Documentary … Continue reading Presentation by Educopia’s Sam Meister at IFLA 2016 mentioned in ALA Article

January 22, 2016

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 resources already spread thin, it can be a challenge to plan and undertake a digitization … Continue reading Public libraries share their digitization success stories

LAM Education Needs Assessments: Bridging the Gaps
November 6, 2015

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. A literature review section highlights needs assessment research from other fields (e.g., higher education, nonprofit … Continue reading Publication Announcement: LAM Education Needs Assessments: Bridging the Gaps

March 11, 2015

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 Questions for Digital Preservation Features and functionality of a solution are important, but those are … Continue reading Resource Released – Getting to the Bottom Line: 20 Cost Questions for Digital Preservation

September 15, 2014

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 founded BCC to enhance, promote, and explore this growing area of professional activity. “Managing born-digital … Continue reading BitCurator Consortium Launches

ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
September 11, 2014

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 academic libraries and ETD service providers, including: bepress, Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado State University, Indiana … Continue reading Two-Year IMLS Grant Awarded to Study Management of Supplemental Data for ETDs

September 10, 2014

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 organizations. The Nexus project brings together many established leadership program providers including the American Association … Continue reading Three year IMLS Grant Awarded to Strengthen Leadership Education in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation
June 27, 2013

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 given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a … Continue reading 2013 Society of American Archivists Award for Educopia Publication

November 3, 2009

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 Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). With this funding, the Cooperative will continue to encourage … Continue reading Library of Congress Selects the MetaArchive Cooperative as a Continuing Partner in the National Digital Preservation Program

March 22, 2007

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 newscasts, and from email to blogs? How can we ensure that future generations will have … Continue reading Emory University’s MetaScholar Initiative Receives $1,125,000 to Preserve Our Digital History